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Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 577 5587
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Amazing region, often by passed by foreign tourist - Don't miss it!!

Most tourists flock to the southern part of New Zealand's South Island. But if they do not visit the northern part, the Marlborough Sounds, and the whole region, with its charming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Most tourists flock to the southern part of New Zealand's South Island. But if they do not visit the northern part, the Marlborough Sounds, and the whole region, with its charming wineries (the best white wines in the world such as sauvignon blac, pinot gris, chardonnay), cities like Nelson, and its many stunningly beautiful bays, you are missing out. The... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Picton is a beautiful town. After coming off the Ferry it is nice to wander around the township and have a snack in the children's play area. Great to sit in the sun while the children let off some steam before driving south.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You cannot leave the south island without visiting the Marlborough sounds. Fabulous walks and coves to swim in. Recommend visiting Double cove for a swim - the Jellyfish don't sting!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We took on the challenge of the Queen Charlotte track over 4 days. Highly recommend doing this walk with the deluxe accommodation option - you wont be disappointed. You don't need a guide but suggest you book through a local operator who can give the best advice and help plan the trip. We used Natural Encounters who were excellent. They... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent. Unique natural environment. Queen Charlotte Track makes for a fantastic ride. Certainly going back in the near future.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Marlborough Sounds is one of a kind, if you can sail in it you can sail anywhere! Containing the Queen Charlotte Sound with Picton as its hub; Pelorus, Kenepuru, Mahu Sounds all accessed via Havelock, it is vast and varied. The Queen Charlotte Sound is more known for its easy access via road and boat. Very popular over summer... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

So scenic! We just got the ferry from Wellington to Picton. Once you get to the south island the scenery around Marlborough sound is lovely! There are tours that operate but if you're getting the ferry you go through it anyways so enjoy it!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After arriving in NZ we booked a day trip to this absolutely beautiful spot - Marlborough Sounds. It is a must do spot to visit as it is just stunning. We were fortunate to see dolphins swimming along side the boat and seeing seals playing and resting on the land. If visiting NZ this is a must see.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Took boat out on a golden sunny day. Lots of yachts and runabouts out too but room for everyone. Lovely beaches to drop into and have a picnic.

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Marlborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Sounds are spectacular - as the Marlborough Marinas say 'the Marlborough Sounds is 20% of the NZ Coastline and 2% of the population!' A vast labyrinth of bays, inlets, coves, it is a boatie paradise, fishermans dream and there are many holiday homes and accommodation options too - get away from the city, this is a perfect escape. Birds,... More 

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Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 577 5587
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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