Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company - Member discount applies

Top10 Membership discount of 10% on all sea kayaking and mountain bike hire.

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company is owned and operated by Sara Archdale and Dave Watson, both born and raised in New Zealand’s South Island. Helping people to stage their own adventures on the Queen Charlotte Track and around the Marlborough Sounds is their dream job come true.

Sea Kayaking

The intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds are a wonderland for sea kayakers. The Marlborough Sounds consists of 1500km of New Zealand’s coastline, so finding a corner to call your own in a sea kayak is not difficult. The water can provide a dazzling display of colours in a thousand shades – ranging from the brightest turquoise to the deepest green. The backdrop is a myriad of shades of green, from the overhanging native tree ferns, rata vines and beech trees. The wildlife is testimony to this magnificent environment, with seals, dolphins and penguins a common sight. It is just waiting to be explored – there is no better way than by sea kayak.

Mountain Biking

The Queen Charlotte Track is a 70km dual purpose (walking and mountain biking) track stretching from Ship Cove to Anakiwa. The Queen Charlotte Track is renowned for its stunning scenery, comfortable lodge accommodation and, best of all, the pack-carrying service that everyone can enjoy.

The Queen Charlotte Track has recently become one of 23 Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail/Nga Haerenga. These premier mountain biking adventures are predominantly off-road and showcase the very best of New Zealand’s landscape, environment, culture and heritage.


As Marlborough’s most experienced adventure tour operator on the Queen Charlotte Track, we have an unsurpassed knowledge of how hikers like to enjoy this stunning walk. Our packages are designed to ensure that no matter if you are a guided or independent hiker, your walking experience on the Queen Charlotte Track is complete and comprehensive. Where possible we have included some extra features that are not available with other tour operators.