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Marlborough Sounds

Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Picton
Type: Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: If you are fortunate to have a few days up your sleeve and looking for a great place to explore or just chill out on your tour of NZ then the... more »
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Victoria, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Immediately fell in love with this place. The area is so beautiful that words cant describe. Stop off for a while at Picton and enjoy the views. Make sure you take the picturesque Queen Charlotte Drive to Havelock. Totally worth doing

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was unfortunate enough to go in the winter and it rained the whole time I was there. Nevertheless, the scenery is stunning!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Who could want more than going through the beautiful sounds? Easily one of the most attractive places in New Zealand.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Take the Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton and you'll wind up at Havelock at Pelorus Sound. Havelock is known for being the center of New Zealand's green-lipped mussels industry so I knew if I was going to try them I should do it here. As it turns out this little cafe offered them for a bargain. Normally I'd expect to... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have cruised around the Sounds for many years. We have sailed our own boat, chartered boats, driven the coasts and traveled on commercial boats. Each method brings to life different versions of the Sounds and each is memorable. The Dolphin Watch trip pleases all ages and is guaranteed to entrance. There are so many safe and peaceful anchorages, mostly... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Marlborough Sounds, are completely spectacular. Visit the anchorages used by Capt James Cook, enjoy the fantastic fishing, soak up the history, visit magnificent isolated lodges with great cuisine, and above all relax! My recommendation is that you hire your own vessel, try Charterlink, and spend a few days simply exploring this magnificent waterway!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The sounds are really beautiful and the water clarity and colour are very special. If doing this track by mountain bike insist on a gel seat or take your own as the hire place we chose did not really show much interest in providing these. We chose to cycle from Anakiwa to Picton which was a picturesque ride and really... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

the marlborough sounds is just an amazing area to go to when you are in picton, you can kayak or take a boat around or even walk

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been to this area many times and stayed in many of the locations, the one conclusion we have made is there is only one great spot to stay and that is Picton, Blenhiem has nothing to really offer, it is just a small provincial centre, a few cafes on a typical small town. Havelock is just too far... More

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Barrie, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Spent seven months in Blenheim several years back. Every Sunday we would head to a different winery, learn about and taste different wines, and enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio at the vineyard restaurant. What a great place to relax and enjoy being outside! This would be the perfect place to take a break from a hectic travel schedule and... More

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