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Explore Marlborough Sounds Activities from No Road Inn

Stay a few days and experience the scenic wonders of the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Relax completely in tranquil setting
  • Walk the Queen Charlotte Track both ways. Read more
  • Visit the 1000 year old rimu tree/ One of the oldest trees in the South Island. Read more
  • Fishing / blue cod
  • Trip to Ship Cove. Read more
    This site is internationally recognised as Captain James Cook’s favourite New Zealand base during his three wide-ranging voyages of exploration. In all, his expeditions spent 170 days at this anchorage between his first visit in January 1770 and final departure during his last voyage in February 1777. Cook found this place provided a central and secure anchorage with good wood, water and fishing where he could prepare and provision his ships and restore his crews.
  • Trip to Motuara Island (by boat or Cougar ferry). Read more
    Motuara Island is famous for being the location where, in 1770, Captain Cook proclaimed British sovereignty over the South Island
  • Visit Long Island/ Kokomohua Marine Reserve (by boat). Read more
    Tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds, Long Island - Kokomohua Marine Reserve is a great getaway for the whole family. Relax on a sandy beach, explore rocky reefs and admire the distinctive landscapes of the Marlborough Sounds.
  • Explore the old Endeavour Inlet Antimony Mine area. Read more
  • Bush walks into the nearby hills
  • Lunch or Dinner at Bay of Many Coves restaurant (if with boat) or Furneaux Lodge restaurant (1 minute walk). Visit Site
  • Scuba Diving around the Mikhail Lermentov site, North of Endeavour Inlet in Port Gore: Scuba, History
  • Endeavour waterfall walk
  • Solar powered hot water bath
  • For biking, hiking, and kayaking in Marlborough Sounds contact 
  • For wine tours, contact or 
  • Glow worm viewing at night
  • Kayaking and Stand up Paddleboards available through Furneaux Lodge for nominal fee
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