Marlborough Sounds, Picton

4.9
#2 of 26 in Parks in Marlborough Region
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Make Marlborough Sounds a part of your Picton vacation plans using our Picton tour itinerary planning site.
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  • We were lucky with the weather but I'm sure the MS would look spectacular in most weather. In bright sunshine the really vivid blue of the water and green of the islands/mainland was gorgeous. The...  more »
  • Sailing through the Marlborough Sounds is the best trip you can do to get an insight into what to expect of the real NZ on South Island. Blue skies, green hills, small coves, clear sparkling blue...  more »

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