Archives for May 2020



In this third blog in a series of my favourite places in New Zealand, I am taking you to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. It is somewhat baffling to me that so few New Zealanders have visited this part of the country but with a new emphasis on domestic tourism, it is sure to become a destination for many more Kiwis.

Marlborough is not the only area with flooded river valleys in the South Island. Milford Sound is world famous but the staggeringly steep walls of those sounds can be somewhat intimidating and the violent changes in weather add another element to their epic scale. The drama of Milford Sound can be a bit scary when you float through them in a small tourist vessel. On the other hand, the peace and tranquility found in the Marlborough Sounds are inviting and provide a real tonic to the soul. That is why I love this scenic jewel so much. read more