Resolution Bay Marlborough Sounds.
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Resolution Bay is right at the outer reaches of the Marlborough Sounds, there is accommodation available there, in the form of old cosy cabins with a wood and coal fire - no electricity, its back to nature. Nature is at its prettiest here, the most lovely bay in the Sounds ( in my opinion) Schoolhouse Bay is just a short walk next door to Resolution Bay. No one actually livesin Schoolhouse bay now days, but in times gone by there was a small school there for the local children. Now days there is a public toilet and a fresh running water tap provided for campers not much more.
Several families live in Resolution bay and have their houses scattered around the beautiful unspoilt bay.
Long ago the bay was cleared of forest and farmed now there are still some sheep but not so many as there used to be, the forest is starting to regenerate.
The owners of the cabins and camp have tamed thousands of blue cod and other fish, by throwing bread into the water at the end of the wharf. As the sea water is crystal clear and pure; free of polution so its easy to watch the fishes. Now when you walk down the wharf all the thousands of fish appear from nowhere alerted by the sound of your footsteps, they churn up the water as they swim around, some even leap out of the water in search of their bread treat.
Fishing is forbidden in this bay but you can still fish out at the point and catch plenty without bothering the tame fish.
Thie Resolution Bay accommodation is on the Queen Charlotte Walking track for the trampers who take this wonderfully scenic walk. There is also tea and coffee and muffins available during the day for the weary trampers.
Taking a short walk along this walkway is a great thing to do, you see so much lovely scenery, great native ferns and trees and wonderful sparkling sea scapes. There are also plenty of native birds to watch along the way. Weka and Tui and fantails plus many sea birds too.
Resolution Bay is not on any road it is only accessable by sea, we took our own small boat there but there are water taxis and mail launches that will take you there.
The very fact that you can't easily get to this bay has kept it fresh natural and unspoilt.