The ‘brilliant’ Marlborough Sounds, one of the unheralded gems of the world

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The ‘brilliant’ Marlborough Sounds, one of the unheralded gems of the world

The top of the South Island is one of New Zealand’s great marvels. Accounting for 1,500 kms of coastline, the Marlborough Sounds represents a full 20% of the country’s coastline. Little wonder this natural wonderland accounts for 65,000 tonnes of the renowned Greenshell Mussels each year. Add to this 152 wineries and you have a foodies mecca.

The catch-phrase for the Marlborough region tells you it’s ‘Brilliant everyday‘. With this in mind, we climbed aboard the Blue Bridge ferry in Wellington one coolish December morning to check the region out.

Unlike Wellington, which is known for gale force winds more than half the days of the year, the Marlborough region is known for sunshine and the dry conditions that yield…

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