What to Expect
Here tracts of centuries old virgin native bush mingle with regenerating forest and there is a sea view around almost every corner.
The Marlborough Sounds is a unique geological feature where the mountains meet the sea in a claw-like network of sunken river valleys, seen best from Eatwells Lookout.
There is Maori and European history in abundance including historic Ship Cove, start of the track and where English explorer and navigator Captain Cook made his base in 1770.
The range of accommodation is impressive and water taxi services with overnight bag transfers means only a day pack is required.