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Picton is a port town, nestled at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound. The area is beautiful, with inlets, islands and lush forestry.

Picton Scenic Highlights Overview

Lying at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is perfectly positioned to offer the visitor easy access to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

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Queen Charlotte Track Walkway

Heralded as one of the country's premier walking trails The Queen Charlotte Track Walkway is becoming recognised as one of New Zealand's most scenic and relaxing coastal walks. From fern fringed bays and lush green forest to stunning skyline vistas it's easy to see why. On Malborough Sound walks you can visit a protected wildlife island or fish for the large fish inhabiting the waters.

In the Marlborough Sounds a clean green paradise of bush and a sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife are all waiting to be explored and experienced

Explore the labyrinth of waterways only accessible by boat and enjoy the smooth blue waters of the numerous bays and hidden coves. Around every headland is another photo opportunity. The Marlborough Sounds boast an ever changing landscape with the mountains and the water forming a backdrop to every scene.

Don't forget to explore the pockets of ancient Jurassic forest still remaining in the Marlborough Sounds. Find the Mighty Rimu that is over 1,000 years old, towering above a wonderland of Ferns, native Beech and the red flowering Rata vines.

The Magic of the Marlborough Sounds

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. The magic of the Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough Sounds
New Zealand
Photographer: Rob Suisted
(www.naturespic.com)

With more than 1,500 kilometres of unspoilt private beaches and coves, bays and untouched native bush, crystal clear waterways and amazing scenery, the Marlborough Sounds have more or less remained unchanged since the days when Captain Cook sailed into Totaranui aboard his Endeavour and renamed the Sound, Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770.

Heralded as one of the country's premier walking trails The Queen Charlotte Track Walkway is becoming recognised as one of New Zealand's most scenic and relaxing coastal walks. From fern fringed bays and lush green forest to stunning skyline vistas it's easy to see why. On Malborough Sound walks you can visit a protected wildlife island or fish for the large fish inhabiting the waters.

In the Marlborough Sounds a clean green paradise of bush and a sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife are all waiting to be explored and experienced.

Explore the labyrinth of waterways only accessible by boat and enjoy the smooth blue waters of the numerous bays and hidden coves. Around every headland is another photo opportunity. The Marlborough Sounds boast an ever changing landscape with the mountains and the water forming a backdrop to every scene.

Don't forget to explore the pockets of ancient Jurassic forest still remaining in the Marlborough Sounds. Find the Mighty Rimu that is over 1,000 years old, towering above a wonderland of Ferns, native Beech and the red flowering Rata vines.

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