Marlborough walks include the Queen Charlotte Track in the Sounds area and Molesworth Station tramping tracks and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway in South Marlborough.

 High wasp numbers in the whole Nelson Marlborough region

Be aware of the potential of wasp nests along the tracks and around amenity areas and campsites. Always carry antihistamine and especially an epipen if you are allergic to wasp stings. Carry a reliable means of communication such as a mobile or locator beacon in case you have a severe allergic reaction.

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Nelson/Tasman region

Anchorage beach, Abel Tasman National Park. Photo: Andy Dennis.

The Nelson/Tasman region offers visitors an array of walking and tramping experiences, including two of New Zealand's Great Walks – the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Heaphy Track.

Canterbury region

Lighthouse at dawn, Akaroa Harbour. Photo: M Perry.

Walking tracks from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region.

Wellington/Kapiti region

Driftwood on the beach, Kapiti Island. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Tracks and walks in the Wellington/Kapiti region include the popular Orongorongo Track and the classic Tararua Northern Crossing and Tararua Southern Crossing.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.


Trampers, Queen Charlotte Walking Track. Photo: DOC.

Whether you're interested in a short walk or a multi-day tramp, the Sounds area features a number of excellent walkways and tracks. One of the area's most popular walkways is the Queen Charlotte Track.

South Marlborough

Browsed Pingao, Washdyke, South Marlborough. Photo: Cathy Jones.

From the Mount Richmond Alpine Route to hikes on the Kaikoura Peninsula, the South Marlborough area features a range of walks for people of varying ages and abilities.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Marlborough places


Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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