Marlborough’s about as diverse as any place in the world. It’s geographically unusual, and very, very beautiful.
It has a little of everything – snowy mountains, spectacular high-country, dry warm valleys (perfect for wine growing), lush native bush, deep clear lakes and small, connected communities of passionate and talented people.
But the jewel at the heart of the region is the Marlborough Sounds. It contains a fifth of the country’s coastline in a myriad of drowned valleys, making for some of the best boating in the world. It’s also a thriving marine habitat flush with penguins, dolphins, orca and sea birds – playful characters that are happy to share their home with visitors who respect it.
Many parts of the Sounds are only accessible by boat. They’re crying out to be explored. And when it’s time to put the anchor down, the intricate coastline offers plenty of sheltered anchorages for safe harbour.
When it comes to a complete boating experience, the Marlborough Sounds are hard to beat.
Less people, more space. And down here, no hour is rush hour.
By Air Picton airport at Koromiko is 10 minutes from Picton; and Blenheim airport is 35km from Picton and a similar distance from Havelock. Sounds Air…
Because much of the Marlborough region is sheltered by high country to the west, south and in some areas to the east, its New Zealand’s…