Discover the Magic of Marlborough

Sounds Connection is the leading provider of quality tours in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Now operating for over 25 years, Sounds Connection was established by Mark and Maria Baxter in 1993 and remains a family-owned business based in the heart of Marlborough.

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 traveler – 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!

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Why Choose Us


Knowledgeable & Connected

Our local, experienced guides never tire of sharing their slice of paradise with you! Our strong partnerships with accommodation providers and tourist attraction operators means we can work collaboratively to create magical memories for you! Learn more

Professional & Passionate

Combine a top class fleet of vehicles and boats, good organisation that comes from over 25 years in business, with a passion for sharing Marlborough with you and we know you'll appreciate the difference! Learn more

Flexible & Fun

We offer you the flexibility of daily options or the choice of a bespoke tour. Check out our diverse range of experiences to showcase the best of Marlborough. See Marlborough through our eyes, your way! Learn more



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What Customers Say


  • "We had an awesome Waterways & Wine tour on Tuesday with you. Me and my partner enjoyed it a lot and we would recommend it anytime! Also a great THANKS to Frank: he was really great and had huge information for us about the Marlborough area. He was a good guide to us!"
    Carolin and Sebastian
    Waterways and Wine
  • “I cannot thank you enough for making our day out with you to the Sounds last Wednesday so memorable, and for the bus service on the Thursday to the car museum. Your driver gave a fascinating run-down on the route, and the Tory was exactly right for our group of twelve.”
    Bernard
    Group Tour (with transfer, wine tour & fishing all in one)
  • “We both agreed that the day in Marlborough doing the wineries was amongst the highlights and we continue to sing your praises at every chance we get. Thanks again for an awesome, informative day.”
    Rich and Leanne Martin
    Private Tour
  • “My mother and I both really enjoyed our private tour back in November. It was a real pleasure working with you and the other office staff to get this tour together... I wish every company in every tourist destination was as attentive and professional as you and your colleagues.”
    Lauren
    Private Tour
  • “A quick note to say thanks to you and Capt Mark (& First Mate Hamish) for a fantastic day on the water. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience of fishing with the extra bonus of seeing birds, seals and dolphins.”
    Liz Young
    Fishing Charter

NZ Owned & Operated

Sounds Connection is proudly 100% NZ owned and operated.

Generous Cancelation

Receive a refund if you cancel prior to 48 hours of departure.

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Sounds Connection
4.7
Based on 24 reviews
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tom parker
tom parker
06:11 09 Apr 21
Sam is a great tour operator very knowledgeable and informative about the marlborough wine region the whole industry in... general as well as the wines that are available. Highly recommended, had a great afternoon.Thank-you.read more
Susan H
Susan H
20:28 19 Feb 21
Sam was a superb guide and we had a very enjoyable afternoon touring 4 wineries at a relaxing pace. Great selection of... wineries. Would recommend to our family and friends.read more
Dan Button
Dan Button
16:27 05 Dec 20
We had a knowledgable local driver who provided us with lots of information about the wineries and the history of the... area. We visited 4 vineyards, a boutique chocolate maker and a local cherry orchard. It was a amazing 1/2 day tour and we got to meet a lot of interesting people.read more
Huanoa Potiki
Huanoa Potiki
10:46 04 Dec 20
Maria was an absolute legend. No request was too difficult. Such an enjoyable experience. Recommend to all.
Denys McEneaney-Kirkland
Denys McEneaney-Kirkland
10:46 19 Nov 20
Fabulous afternoon out at some very boutique wineries aided by the great commentary from our lovely Tour Guide, Sam.... we highly recommend Sounds Connection. Will be coming back for the full day wine tour on our next trip! Five stars just isn't enough!read more
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