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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  • So glad we built the ferry crossing into our itinerary. The scenery is unlike anything I've seen before. Very windy out on deck but that was all part of it. HOWEVER - see separate review for Interisla...  more »
  • New Zealanders have discovered how beautiful this is, but only a few tourists get to the remote parts of the Sounds. If you are looking for a different kind of experience, a quieter side of NZ, this i...  more »
  • Took water taxi to Mistletow Bay. The Marlborough Sounds are so beautiful I couldn't stop taking pictures!!  more »
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  • Nice place