Local Information

Key Statistical Information

Queen Charlotte Walkway

  • Approximately 15,000 – 20,000 people use all or part of the track each year
  • 8,000 to 10,000 people walk or cycle the track in it’s entirety each year
    Source: Dept of Conservation

Marina Berths

  • There is in excess of 1,250 berths located in Marlborough Sound Marinas
  • More than 400 additional boats are accommodated in boat sheds and storage compounds                                                              
    Source: Port Marlborough

Dwellings and Baches

  • There are 5,789 dwellings and baches in the Marlborough Sounds area
  • Excluding Picton and Waikawa, there are 3,451
  • People from Nelson own 16% of the total number of properties and 26% if Picton and Waikawa are excluded
  • People from Canterbury own 14% of the total number of properties and 17% if Picton and Waikawa are excluded
    Source: Marlborough District Council


  • The total number of visits in 2011 was 1.516 Million
  • 30% were international visitors
  • In 2010, 27% of domestic visitors were from Nelson and 15% from Wellington
    Source: Destination Marlborough

General Information

  • The resident Marlborough population is estimated at 42,000
  • The Marlborough Sounds has 1500 Kilometres of coastline, 20% of New Zealand’s total coastline