Marlborough Sounds, Picton
(5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Marlborough Sounds to your Picton travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Picton vacation route planner.
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  • We were over in NZ and were hosted by a winery, the Chief Winemaker had a boat and suggested we had a cruise on the sounds......what a place. The scenery is just beautiful, the sun was shining, the fi...  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic. If we were here longer I would go again. The captain was amazing with his stories and facts about the wildlife and the Sounds. We loved it 
  • We did a cruise through the Queen Charlotte sound. Was a beautiful scenic experience. We were lucky to spot dolphins too. The weather was good too. I don't think it would be as scenic in rain. 
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  • Nice place