Marlborough Sounds

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3 days rowing, 2 nights at Hopewell Lodge.

You can also enjoy walks, bike adventures, fishing, relaxing in a spa, fabulous food and tranquil settings – everything provided to you. So much to do and enjoy in this beautiful part of Aotearoa.

Travel to and from Nelson included

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The Marlborough Sounds are an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. The Marlborough Sounds were created by a combination of land subsidence and rising sea levels. According to Maori mythology, the sounds are the prows of the many sunken waka or Aoraki.

The main sounds, other than Queen Charlotte Sound, are Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru SoundTory Channel is a major arm of Queen Charlotte Sound, and between them, the Channel and the Sound isolate the hills of Arapaoa Island from the mainland. Other major islands in the sounds include D’Urville Island.

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