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Marlborough Sounds

Picton, New Zealand
64 3 577 5587
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Travelled from South to North Island staying overnight sometimes more in motels. If you have time it's well worth stopping a few days with Blenheim as your base which is only a short drive away from the ferry at Picton. It's also worth staying a Picton because this is a lovely place with fantastic views. Would recommend staying at Harbour... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
72 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Took a day trip to Furneaux Lodge via the sound. Stopped at several locations before we arrived. Good narrative as we went along and lots of information about the sound. Stopped to view a pod of dolphins. Timings were spot on and we had a great day out. There a various combination of walks and visits any would be fine... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great day out on the water visiting all the small inlets to deliver their mail (plus biscuits for the dogs!) We had brilliant weather and spent all day on deck watching the fabulous scenery. lovely way to spend a day

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Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We did the mail run cruise on the Queen Charlotte Sound. Great scenery but the highlight was the commentary from Jason. Excellent....knows his history and obviously loves his heritage. Thoroughly recommend.

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St Neots
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Spectacularly pretty. We did a short walk along the Queen Charlotte track to Furneaux Lodge. It is idyllic.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Everything within walking distance. Plenty of choices when it comes to dining. Nice walking tracks with great views.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Everyone must visit Marlborough if they get a chance,the scenery is stunning, you get to see dolphins and swim with them if you wish. Also do not miss the Dolphin watch ecotours, we did the trip to Motuara island bird sanctuary,it was the highlight of my holiday. We saw Bottlenose and Hectors dolphins, fur seals, a King Shag, and on... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a wonderful part of our beautiful country. It was so remote that we saw many more stars than in the city!

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