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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  • In my element & always happy when I'm at the waterfront. I made a day trip from Wellington to Picton by Ferry ($90 NZD round trip). Once from North to South Island. A wonderful experience where you ca...  more »
  • Have been holidaying here my whole life and still love the place. I always feel relaxed and on holiday when i am here 
  • This is the second time we have had the pleasure of experiencing this superb trip along the Sounds. I can only describe the voyage as one of the splendors and highlights that I have been priveliged to...  more »
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  • Nice place