Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds
Jacobs Bay/Fairy Bay Track
Time: 3 hr return (boat access only)
This track leads around Dillon Bell Point between the two bays.
Putanui Point Track
Time: 30 min one way (boat access only)
A track over a forest-covered point to a lookout. Access is from either side of the point.
To get to Pelorus Sound, turn off the main road just past Havelock, onto Queen Charlotte Drive. Queen Charlotte Drive is the main road in the Sounds, other roads are narrow, winding, and most are unsealed.
Water taxi services are available from Havelock to parts of Pelorus Sound.
Know before you go
- The weather in the Sounds is generally mild, but conditions can change quickly, especially on the water. Ensure that you have adequate equipment and experience, and, if you are going out on the water, check the marine weather forecast.
- Light fires only in designated areas.
- Boil, filter, or treat water for drinking. On some tracks you must carry water.
- In late summer and autumn, carry antihistamine if allergic to wasp stings.