Marlborough Sounds, Picton

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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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  • I flew to picton with sounds air (which was great) and really enjoyed my time there. Great walks and great kayaking. Nightlife or social gatherings not so great (here Wellington was great) 
  • Every two years, when we make the long and arduous trek from England to New Zealand and to the South Island of course, our visit is never complete with a some time spent in a small boat, flitting betw...  more »
  • A delightful moves with the mail boat through the different sounds to simple farms, pur is an experience to the famous landing site of James Cook. We had wonderful weather. The ride will start at 13.30, return to ca 17,45.
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  • Nice place