Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Sounds
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful views and scenery by water, hiking or by car. Plenty of walks down to uncrowded beaches. water an amazing colour in the sun. Amazing area, just get out and wander, grab a kayak or drive some slow roads - eg Picton to Havelock.
Written 6 March 2024
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Beautiful part of the world. Regardless of how you see the Sounds, by the ferry, walking or would recommend by Kayak. Dolphins swimming in the sounds.
Written 12 December 2023
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Ray Webb
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A great tramp, well supported by Jake the Tour Guide. Some long days (>20km) were well paced on good walking tracks. Lots of opportunities to take in the breath taking scenery
Written 22 March 2023
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trophywest
Redding, CA807 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We have similar view near our home & we were expecting views more like we found at Milford Sound. It's nice if you don't have large lakes & greenery near you.
Written 17 February 2023
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gdixonrb
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Just amazingly beautiful. Hike the track - or sections of it. Go on a guided kayak and/or a boat cruise.
Written 8 February 2023
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Vivienne S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
What can you say that dies justice to this beautiful area - just breathe and relax - the passion of the environmentalists looking to keep islands free of pests and unwanted waste is to be admired - I just love this place
Written 29 January 2023
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Happy Traveller
Sydney, Australia5,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Having recently visited Picton, we decided just to walk around the harbours waterways to enjoy the perfect weather.. and perhaps see a penguin.. no luck there
Written 17 January 2023
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Carla S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
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 shopping and lots of relaxation.
Written 30 May 2022
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David R
Auckland Central, New Zealand123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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. The open water cruise with Beachcomber cruises from Picton to Ship Cove watching wild life and the Interisland ferries was undertaken in smooth water. The circular road from Picton to Havelock gave plenty of time for camera stops. Then finally flying over the Sounds to Auckland on a cloudless day, was the icing on an already delicious cake.

David R
Written 27 March 2022
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JaseW0rld
Ninh Phuoc, Vietnam25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Amazing wildlife, amazing wine, amazing people. The best part of New Zealand hands down.
No trip around the country is complete without a visit to the Sounds
Written 13 February 2022
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