1594 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater, NZ
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Activities and Attractions Near Linkwater Motel

The Linkwater Motel is the perfect base to explore New Zealand's famous Marlborough Sounds. Marlborough is a great place to unwind, whether you love wine or wildlife, sea-kayaking, mountain biking or native bush walks, the region offers an outdoor paradise. The Marlborough Sounds in the top of the South Island offers some of the most stunning and breathtaking views in New Zealand, picture perfect for the amateur or professional photographer. 

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

Gorgeous coastal views, the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and native bush – the Queen Charlotte Track is utterly unique. Combining the best of New Zealand walking and biking with a seamless network of cruise and pack transfers, resorts and lodges and great food and wine, whether you’re here for one day or five, the Queen Charlotte Track is brilliant every day.
Queen Charlotte Track

Sea-Kayaking and Mountain Biking

Sea Kayak Adventures is based just a few hundred meters from the Linkwater Motel. From the large purpose built base on the Queen Charlotte Drive, with plenty of safe parking, only minutes from the best Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Hiking the Sounds has to offer. 1500km of coastline, a Great Ride and the Link Pathway all are accessible from the base for your epic adventure here in the Marlborough Sounds.
Sea Kayak Adventures

Water Transportation

Cougar Line offers scheduled Cruise and Transportation options, luxury cruising catamarans, informative commentary, full bar and snack shop facilities. They are Queen Charlotte Track Specialists and Corporate and Group Charter Professionals.
Cougar Line

Pelorus Mail Boat

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Saturdays and Sundays in Summer) you have the opportunity to join the world famous Pelorus Mail Run. You'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in quiet secluded bays, delivering crucial supplies and mail the same way it has been done for decades. View mussel farms and see why the Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world.
Pelorus Mail Boat

Pelorus Eco Adventures

Kayak the amazing Pelorus River in Havelock, New Zealand with our 'Hobbit Kayak' Tour, an entertaining adventure at one of the most famous filming locations of 'The Hobbit' movie. Are you looking for a fun and easy-going way to discover spectacular New Zealand’s scenery? Do you want to spend a great day out with your family or friends? Are you a LoTR & The Hobbit fan and you don’t want to miss any of the famous filming locations? Then, the Hobbit Kayak Tour is for you!
Pelorus Eco Adventures

Makana Chocolate Factory

Makana Confections specialises in gift-quality confections - all hand-made and using only the freshest, natural ingredients available to us. Vvisit our boutique chocolate factory in the heart of the Marlborough Wine Trail at the top of the South Island. Set up like a winery / cellar door where you can watch how we make our chocolates, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for delicious chocolates.
Makana Chocolate

Coast to Coast Helicopters

CoasttoCoast Helicopters is a helicopter company specialising in tourism and agricultural services. They offer beautifully scenic flights around the Marlborough Sounds starting from the Picton helipad.
Coast to Coast Helicopters

Beachcomber Cruises

The winding waterways of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds make up one fifth of New Zealand’s coastline what better way to explore them, than on a scenic cruise of your choice. We take great pleasure in offering you a selection of boat trips & track walks through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Track.
Beachcomber Cruises

Hop 'n Grape - Wine and Beer Tours

Wine and Beer Tour in Marlborough A Wine maker is your tour guide taking you beyond the cellar door and into the winery. Visit 4-6 wineries, or perhaps a brewery or a chocolate factory. Small groups, tailored wine tours in comfortable van.
Hop 'n Grape Tours

Marlborough Wine Tours

We are the Original and one and only, Marlborough Wine Tours and we have been providing tours in Marlborough since the late 90’s. Join us on one of our tours and experience the delights the Marlborough wine region can offer. In return we will provide you with an informative and entertaining tour, but more importantly, give you the chance to relax and enjoy some great wines from the region
Marlborough Wine Tours

Sounds Connection

Our experienced, local tour guides have a passion for what the Marlborough region has to offer and love sharing their little slice of paradise with you. Marlborough offers a wide range of activities for families, groups and the independent traveller – there really is an adventure for everyone. Whether you want to spend time fishing, strolling on the breathtakingly beautiful Queen Charlotte Track, touring the world-class wineries, or cruising in the Queen Charlotte Sound, it’s all right here. In fact, it’s so good you may never want to leave!
Sounds Connection