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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  • Do not miss this area when in New Zealand! Sailing, walks, cycling, nature and opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life  more »
  • Stayed at sanctuary palms and loved it beaut views close to town and great hosts would stay there again !  more »
  • Marlborough Sound is stunning and well worth a visit. We went on a cruise around the sound and enjoyed visiting remote inlets and seeing the coastline. Even on a grey, windy day it is worth a visit.  more »