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“The Beautiful Gateway to the South Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds
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$118.81*
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Half-Day Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
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Picton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Beautiful Gateway to the South Island”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the most beautiful waterways in the world the Marlborough Sounds. The 3.5 ferry trip from Wellington to Picton is fantastic, also seeing the bird life, dolphins, with many fishing boats, yachties and pleasure craft through the Marlborough Sounds Kayaking feeding the tame eels or going to one of the many resorts to stay or just for a meal are also some of the many wonderful things you can do. Or walk through the lavish native bush on many of the walks there are as well, especially the Queen Charlotte track. Swim, dive, picnic, something for everyone, to do as much or as little as you want. Don't miss the Marlborough Sounds and Picton when you are visitng
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Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Mussel trip”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

wonderful afternoon on the Sounds on a Mussel trip - informative and interesting - good mussels and wine - a great day out.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney
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6 reviews
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“Complete Serenity”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was the welcome to New Zealand that we could only have imagined !
My wife and I flew into Wellington and caught the Interislander Ferry accross to Picton to begin our 3 week tour of the South Island.
The service, bar, and food on board was great. Historical information of the 'sounds' was located at various spots on board the ship - helpful in understanding why the locals of Marlborough hold this place so near and dear to their hearts.
Having dolphins swim alongside the ship through the cook straight was the icing on the cake for us - truly magical.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Seeingitallnz
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South Wales, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Spectacular !”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The only way to begin a trip to NZ's stunningly beautiful South Island - get out on deck if you're coming in by ferry from Wellington

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful place”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

went on a 4 hr mail run cruise. captain matts commentary was fantastic. saw dolphins and beautiful scenery. very enjoyable. well worth doing.

Visited May 2013
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