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The Marlborough Sounds is an intricate maze of mountain peaks, deep waterways, offshore islands and pristine secluded coves, formed after the last ice age, when the ocean flooded ancient river valleys. Exploring the Sounds is an absolute must-do, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and can also be a gourmet and luxury experience that delights the senses.

Marlborough Sounds New Zealand vacations

There are over 50 different protected reserves in the Marlborough Sounds, and the scenery here is as diverse as it is spectacular. Lush forests and soaring peaks rise steeply from the sparkling sea, around an intricate coastline dotted with secluded golden-sand inlets and bays.

The Sounds offers some of the world’s best diving and fishing. Dive in calm, clear water and discover awe-inspiring reef and shipwreck dive sites, teeming with life. Cast a line for big game, or catch after catch of mouth-watering fish, like the succulent New Zealand snapper. Witness beautiful waterfalls tumbling from the mountaintops and spot luxury holiday homes nestled in the landscape.