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Marlborough Sounds

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place with lots of cruises available. Lots of good walking tracks around to see the sounds as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fionac308
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited several wineries in the Marlborough Sounds, what a great place, acres and acres of well know wineries with very easy access and great products

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Norm R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marlborough Sounds area is one of the most picturesque on the north shore of South Island. It includes Picton, where you will find the two ferry companies which provide transport to Wellington and the North Island. Picton itself is a wonderful town/harbour with all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful area at the top of the South Island that can be explored by boat, fishing tour, road and ferry. There is nothing quite like it on a good day, but on a bad day it can appear pretty rugged and uninviting. The gateway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a wonderful area which isn't spoilt but "dozens of stink boats". I never saw a Jetski doing endless circles which was lovely - mainly sailing boats. To be savoured for what it is - slow and peaceful. If you want something with "zing" -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank qhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous place, rain of shine. Even if you only have a couple of hours, it is worth taking a ride on a boat. We were very lucky to be surrounded by a pod of about 100 dolphins. Very very peaceful and because it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rugged, tranquil beauty. No is a. Oh try overflowing with gorgeous, jaw-dropping scenery and landscapes. We’ve travelled here often and experienced much but this is the area we keep on coming back to. There are numerous options — take the ferry connecting Wellington and Picton;...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jason R
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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