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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  • Amazingly beautiful place, especially if you're lucky with the weather as we are. When we arrived, all was partially in the fog-catcher unreal, then the fog dispersed.
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  • We viewed the beautiful Marlborough Sounds from the bow of the inter-island ferry back in February 2011 when we arrived to Picton from Wellington.  more »
  • When approaching Picton on the Wellington ferries, there are NO-WAKE laws in effect that make for a slow cruise down Marlboro Sound. Mountains extend to the water and pass only a few cabins, it's most...  more »