Marlborough is about shelter coastlines of sparkling clear water, dolphins and secluded coves.

The trail starts at historic Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds. It winds through the Queen Charlotte Track's low forested ridges and pretty bays.

The tramping is easy - with lodges, and water-taxis to carry your pack if you're inclined. It is an ideal way to ease your way into southern trail life.

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