Introduction

Find out about the levels of access for dogs and their owners in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Controlled access by permit for dogs
Controlled access - no access for dogs
Open access - no permit needed

Controlled access by permit for dogs

Campsites

  • Aussie Bay
  • Butchers Flat
  • Ferndale
  • Kenepuru Head
  • Moawhitu
  • Moetapu Bay
  • Nikau Cove
  • Nydia Campsite
  • Picnic Bay

Tracks

  • Queen Charlotte Track (from Anakiwa to Davies Bay only)
  • Nydia Track
  • Cullen Point Lookout
  • Mount Stokes Track
  • Wakamarina Track
  • Doom Track
  • Pelorus Track
  • Waikakaho/Cullen Creek
  • Catherine Cove Track
  • Ferndale Tracks
  • Piwakawaka Track
  • Putanui Point Track
  • Jacob's Bay Track
  • Opouri Bridle Track
  • Archer's Track
  • Stone Wharf Track
  • Stone Huts Track

Island reserves

  • Arapaoa Island
  • D'Urville Island

Lodges/huts

  • Captains Creek
  • Devils Creek
  • Matai Bay
  • Middy
  • Rocks
  • Roebuck

Note that dogs are not allowed inside or under DOC huts. Dogs must be in the kennels provided or tied up somewhere suitable outside.

Picnic and amenity areas

  • Carluke
  • Cullen Point
  • Ngakuta Bay
  • Penzance
  • Totara Flat

Controlled access - no access for dogs

Campsites

  • All campsites except those listed above.

Tracks

(Landowners adjacent to some tracks such as the Queen Charlotte Track, and hunters wanting access to hunting areas, can apply for a dog permit for limited dog access on some of the tracks below. Please contact the DOC office for more information.)

  • Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve tracks
  • Queen Charlotte Track from Davies Bay to Ship Cove
  • James Vogel Nature Walk
  • Peninsula Walk
  • Schoolhouse Bay Camp Track (Queen Charlotte Track)
  • Historic Track to Camp Bay (Queen Charlotte Track)
  • Karaka Point
  • Mistletoe Bay
  • Collinet Point Lookout Point
  • Antimony Mine Track
  • French Pass Lookout Track
  • Governors Bay Track
  • Nydia Tramway Route

Island reserves

  • All island reserves except Arapaoa and D'Urville Islands

Lodges/huts

  • Nydia Lodge

Picnic and amenity areas

  • All other picnic and amenity areas except those listed above

Open access - no permit needed

Campsites

  • None

Tracks

  • None

Island reserves

  • None

Lodges/huts

  • None

Picnic and amenity areas

  • None

Other areas

  • Whatamango Bay dog exercise area
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