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Marlborough Sounds - photos

Ship Cove photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Resolution Bay photo
Picton photos
Endeavor Inlet photo
Endeavour Inlet photo
Motuara Island photo
Endeavour Inlet photo
Ship Cove photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Resolution Bay photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Allports Island photo
Endeavour Inlet photo
Resolution Bay photo
Endeavour Lodge photo
Ship Cove Wharf photo
Resolution Bay photo
    

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About Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds in the northern coastline of the Marlborough region is a scenic area of lush forested hills bounded by the sea. The green hills and blue sky give the water a beautiful blue/green hue. A 'sound' by definition is defined as a drowned valley, and with many drowned valleys here, the result is an intricate area of waterways making the land here hard to develop. Consequently, much of the area is still in its natural state.

There are two main sounds, Pelorus Sound, with the town of Havelock at its base, and Queen Charlotte Sound with its base, the tourist town of Picton. Picton is the main port for the Interislander ferry service between the North and South islands, so there are many services, accomodation options, and places to eat. A third but smaller sound called Kenepuru Sound is less known and visited.

The Sounds as the area is often called encompasses an area of about 4,000 km². The coastline makes up about 1/5th of the length of New Zealand's coast due to its intricate and indented outline shape.

More Photos

Queen Charlotte Sound photo
Kenepuru Sound photo
Kenepuru Sound photo
Kenepuru Sound photo
Ship Cove headland photo
Tawa Bay photo
Endeavour Inlet photo
Resolution Bay photo
Marlborough Sounds Aerial View photo
Marlborough Sounds Aerial View photo
Marlborough Sounds Aerial View photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Queen Charlotte photo
Picton View photo
Resolution Bay photo
Kenepuru Sound photo
Resolution Bay photo
Resolution Bay photo
Captain Cook Memorial photo


  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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