Marlborough Sounds, Picton

4.9
#2 of 26 in Parks in Marlborough Region
A stunning collection of sea-drowned valleys, Marlborough Sounds represents one of New Zealand's premier natural landscapes. The network includes around 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq mi) of sounds, islands, and peninsulas, and though sparsely populated by humans, the Department of Conservation manages over 50 nature preserves here. Hike through the verdant forests that rise from the sea, relax in the sheltered sandy bays, or sail the striking turquoise waters. If you plan on driving in the area, bear in mind that there are very few gas stations and fill your tank in advance. Make Marlborough Sounds a part of your Picton vacation plans using our Picton tour itinerary planning site.
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  • We took an absolutely Wonderful tour of the sound. Ship we took was incredibly well handled allowing close views of wildlife ashore and in the water. As tends to be chilly so they provide thick coats....  more »
  • Wow, lots of dolphins we were so lucky to see them. Boat was small but comfortable. Guides were very knowledgeable. Had s wonderful cruise.  more »
  • A wonderful trip, Julian was our guide and gave us plenty of information. Big bonus was to have the dolphins with us, frollicking along in the wake of the boat. Weather was also kind to us. So...  more »

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