The Queen Charlotte Track and the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand has been very busy lately dispite the weather. The great thing about the rain is the fact the Queen Charlotte Track isnt at this stage at risk of fire. Over recent years during long dry spells the queen charlotte track as been at severe risk of fires. The Marlborough Sounds or more precisely the Marlborough region has one of the best climates in New Zealand with Blenheim having the highest sun shine hours recorded each year. No wonder this is an ideal place for walking and hiking.