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Kayaking Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds

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This is great country for a soft adventure: you can camp out if you want to but if you enjoy paddling and exploring by day but like your creature comforts in the evening , you can stay in one of the local lodges which range from basic to five star.  Numerous bays create a maze of waterways to discover and although sea kayaking is a popular sport around here you should be able to find fairly private, sheltered cove or beach.  There is a well known hiking trail that passes though Queen Charlotte Sound so you have the option of paddling in and hiking or Mountain Biking out.  It is also an area known for some great fishing. 

Written by  Hedley Wilton.

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