Marlborough Sounds, Picton

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#2 of 27 in Parks in Marlborough Region
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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. Make Marlborough Sounds a part of your Picton vacation plans using our Picton tour itinerary planning site.
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  • Picton has always been just a place to park and wait for the ferry, so spent two days with hubby relaxing. Walked to Bobs Bay, had a dip in the sea and thoroughly enjoyed it! Did some lovely gift... 
    Picton has always been just a place to park and wait for the ferry, so spent two days with hubby relaxing. Walked to Bobs Bay, had a dip in the sea and thoroughly enjoyed it! Did some lovely gift...  more »
  • Our trip to the Marlborough Sounds was a mixture of land ( own car); sea Beachcomber Cruises); air ( flying back to Auckland by Air New Zealand from Nelson).. Fortunately Mother Nature remained kind.....  more
    Our trip to the Marlborough Sounds was a mixture of land ( own car); sea Beachcomber Cruises); air ( flying back to Auckland by Air New Zealand from Nelson).. Fortunately Mother Nature remained kind.....  more »

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