TouchScreenTravels logo


Our Touch, your Travels…

This is a preview of the full content of our New Zealand’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
iOS App Store Google Play

Picton & Marlborough Sounds


The Marlborough Sounds region is made up of Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus, and Mahau Sounds and these winding waterways with countless coves and adventuring opportunities allow for superb boating, fishing, diving and wildlife viewing.

Flooded river valleys, the sounds are geographically convoluted to the extent that 42km-long Pelorus Sound boasts nearly 380km of shoreline. The sounds are split by surprisingly high hills and peaks on narrow fingers of land, making for an extremely picturesque landscape.

35km Queen Charlotte Drive, linking the two townships of Picton & Havelock, is a lovely introduction, but you really need to get out on a boat or drive side-roads out into the sounds to get a real feel for the place. There’s excellent hiking on Queen Charlotte Track.

Practical Info Practical Info icon

Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - The Foreshore, Picton

Marlborough Sounds

Pelorous Mail Boat

Spend a day on sounds delivering mail


Gateway to the South Island

Queen Charlotte Track

70kms in 3-5 days or just a day-walk

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Big Blue Ocean