Marlborough Sounds, Picton

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#1 of 7 in Nature 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 did the Beachcomber Mall run cruise. 4 to 5 hours for $103 per person very good value. Takes you to a few mail drop off points and The famous Ships Cove, where you are able to get off for a short w...  more »
  • Fjord area, which is completely green with unique animals and plants, in contrast to the famous fjords in Norway for example has many sandy beaches and really is a dream landscape.
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  • I fell in love with the Marlborough Sounds months before Christmas and upon returning decided it was calling out to me which is why I am staying here for the month. Hiking, biking and most importantly...  more »
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