Touring Marlborough

This is the usual driving tour including links to pages for the bigger attractions, and a narrative here for the smaller ones. It connects from Touring Canterbury in the south at Kaikoura and runs through Picton onto Nelson, where it connects with Touring Nelson Tasman.

That said, no-one ever does the tour completely from right to left on this map: anyone coming this way is probably coming and leaving on the Picton Ferry.

Touring Nelson Tasman & Marlborough



Queen Charlotte Sound

Governor’s Bay & Mohau Sound

From Picton to Nelson is a long drive over winding roads, inducing the familiar New Zealand feeling of sea-sickness and a horribly aching neck. But the views along the road are stunning, and thankfully there’s very little other traffic so you can stop at every bend and take photographs. Here are Governor’s Bay and Mohau Sound, just two of many beautiful spots.  

Governor’s Bay
Mohau Sound


The tour connects to Nelson in Touring Nelson Tasman.