Tramping (hiking) and Walking tracks in Marlborough

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Marlborough offers many opportunites for tramping/hiking from easy day walks on well marked tracks to multi-day trips requiring a high degree of fitness and experience of the outdoors.

Mount Richmond Forest Park to the north of the Wairau River has many tramping tracks while the Marlborough Sounds offers the world renowned Queen Charlotte Track.

South Marlborough also offers many opportunities for tramping adventure, including Mount Taupuai-o-uenuku, the highest mountain in New Zealand outside the Southern Alps.

During the open season, Molesworth offers tramping opportunites in one of New Zealand's remotest wilderness environments.

Archer Track

The Archer track is an easy walking track in the Marlborough Sounds between Penzance Bay in Tennyson Inlet and Elaine Bay.

Black Birch Track

Black Birch Track is a walking and mountain biking track in the Awatere Valley within the Ferny Gair Conservation Area.

Black Jack Track

Black Jack Track is a loop track starting from Whites Bay climbing up to a lookout point with views of Cook Strait and Port Underwood

Cullen Point Tracks

Cullen Point is a DOC reserve 4.5km from Havelock with both a short 10 minute and a longer one hour walking track in native bush with views of Pelorus Sound.

Essons Valley Tracks

The Essons Valley tracks provide easy access to unspoiled native bush only a short walk from the centre of Picton.

Lake Alexander and Tummil River

The Tummil River route to Lake Alexander provides a walk through beautiful beach forest in untamed wilderness.

Lake Chalice Walking Tracks

Lake Chalice, located in Mount Richmond Forest Park has tramping (hiking) tracks that offer good opportunities for day walks in a wilderness area near Blenheim.

Leatham Conservation Area tracks

The Leatham Conservation area offers an extensive network of tramping tracks and huts in the Marlborough region.

Link Pathway

When complete, the Link Pathway linking Havelock and Picton will be Marlborough's second longest walking track after the Queen Charlotte Track.

Nydia Track

The Nydia Track runs between Duncan Bay in Tennyson Inlet and Kaiuma Bay passing through Nydia Bay.

Pelorus Bridge Walking Tracks

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve has a number of short walking (hiking) tracks through a preserved remnant of native bush.

Pukaka Valley Tracks

Pukaka Valley tracks provide opportunities to explore native bush and tramping options from an easy walk to a long day's climb to Mount Roberson summit.

Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track is Marlborough's premier walking track, promoted in partnership by DOC, Marlborough District Council and private land owners.

The Snout Walkway

The Snout Walkway is a short walking track beginning near Picton providing excellent views of Queen Charlotte Sound.

Tirohanga Track

Tirohanga Track is a short, but steep walking track in Picton that leads to a lookout point with excellent views of Picton and Waikawa

Tramping: Upper Wairau

There are numerous options for tramping in the upper Wairau. The alpine environment offers a magnificent scenic experience.

Wairau Lagoons Walkway

An easy flat walkway near Blenheim through the Wairau Lagoons salt marsh habitat.

Wakamarina Track

Wakamarina Track is one of several walking tracks in Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Whites Bay Track

Whites Bay Track is a short walk from Rarangi Beach to Whites Bay following a steep trail though a mixture of native bush and pine forest.

Wither Hills Tracks

The Wither HIlls have an extensive network of walking tracks suitable for a variety of levels of fitness and duration.

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