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Marlborough Sounds

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenery of the Marlborough Sounds is just stunning. My husband and I drove out through Okiwi Bay to French Pass. This winding road which turns to dirt along the way is not for the feint hearted as the road is very narrow and has...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to visit the Sounds a few times each year to enjoy the scenery, the boating, the fishing and the wineries at the doorstep. We loved it so much, we moved here permanently.

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited the little town of Picton and what a pretty town it is. went for a boat ride and wow so pretty. not to be missed "ships cove" ,dolphin watch and the queen charlotte walk just to mention a few.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went through the Sounds twice on the ferry. Magical time as the ferry goes so slowly so feels as if you're on a smaller boat. Fantastic scenery all around you.

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I think that the journey down the sound is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand, it is spectacular and should not be missed. I still wonder how sailing ships managed it we got very close to the rocks a certain points...More

Thank mikey1379
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We pass through Marlborough Sounds; views were stunning A must recommended one drive ; should keep some time for clicks Tracks are linked with bays with walks all around. It gives a spectacular view and a treat for camera lovers

1  Thank TravlQ
Reviewed 4 September 2018

just stunnning. There are tracks linking most bays, which are great walks for all ages, however they do get pretty crowded.

Thank ellaharris612
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We drove along Queen Charlotte Drive and passed by Marlborough Sounds. We were blessed with the stunning view along Marlborough Sounds. Thought it’s drizzling but the view is still rewarding. It will definitely me magnificent during sunny day.

Thank mishalo4
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Drove from Picton through the hills to Rarangi. Only a very small part of the Marlborough Sounds but really beautiful. The road is gravel for about half the distance, narrow but pretty safe as long as approached at sensible speeds. I wouldn’t go in the...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It was with mixed feelings we sailed out aboard our cruise ship; sad to be leaving Picton and New Zealand, but looking forward to seeing Sydney. We had a wonderful experience of seeing dolphins leaping out of the water on Marlborough Sound during a brilliant...More

2  Thank lovetrav_9
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I don't think so, however, its not something we were looking out for.