Port Underwood Coastal Drive

Travel off-the-beaten-track by private mini-coach and explore an area that few New Zealanders visit. From Picton drive out past Karaka Point for panoramic views over Port Underwood, one of the Marlborough Sounds. Steeped in early Maori and European history, Port Underwood is where the South Island Maori chiefs met to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, and where an Anglican missionary established the second mission church in the South Island. Later, whaling became the dominant industry and was largely based at Oyster and Kakapo Bays. The winding Port Underwood road provides many spectacular coastal views and a glimpse of how the New Zealand countryside used to look a generation ago. Chat with some locals who make their livelihood from mussel farming and agriculture in Oyster Bay. Continue past Ocean Bay, Robin Hood Bay and Whites Bay to Rarangi, before joining the main highway at Tuamarina and returning to Picton, where you can do some last-minute shopping before re-boarding the ship.
  • Location


  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $149.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99


Photo opportunities abound!


Enjoy refreshments at a local farmlet in Oyster Bay

Special Notes

Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
Best Price Guarantee

   Have you found a better price somewhere else for your purchased Shore Tour?

   Our Best Price Guaranteewill match it by refunding the difference in the form of Onboard Spending Money for your cruise.

Read More