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Queen Charlotte Sound

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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton

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Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

This walk is 15 km on a very good track. The first hour is all uphill (from sea level to about 200m), then an easy descent to sea level and again 200m uphill but on a gentle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Staefa, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This walk is 15 km on a very good track. The first hour is all uphill (from sea level to about 200m), then an easy descent to sea level and again 200m uphill but on a gentle slope. The last hour is all downhill or flat. The brochure indicates 2+3 hours but even for 'non-prefessional' walkers it is easy in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not as spectacular as Milford Sound, the scenery is fantastic, clear water streams, crystal blue waterways, miles of trails

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and i had the services of a driver and car who took us on a long winding road. the views were simply breath-taking

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day sailing on QCS with our host M at our overnight rental in Anakiwa. The views were great, weather and wind perfect for a sail. Had the weather not cooperated, we could have done a few hikes, visited a protected island, taken a powerboat ride and / or swam instead. There are some peaceful places around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a cruise ship into Picton and decided to take a trip out on a local cruise across Queen Charlotte sound. The Cruise was a double decker boat which was only filled enough that you were able to go inside and outside depending on what you preferred during the cruise. The scenery was amazing and along the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well....Picton was an alternative stop on our cruise as the Dunedin port was closed due to an expected storm. We headed north rather than south and ended up in Picton. We took a lovely catamaran ride of the vast, gorgeous Queen Charlotte Sound. There are some charming, intimate coves and lovely spots in the sound. What we found most interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day in Picton on the shores of Queen Charlotte Sound. It was a beautiful place made all the more so by the lovely sunny day. Lots of nice cafes, restaurants and bars in the township which you can't miss when walking along the waterfront. Walk over the coat hangar bridge for great photo opportunities higher above the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a while, all sounds look the same so this one is typical of a typical sound. I did not find this one particularly inspiring.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Picton to Havelock in mid-November on a day of low cloud and rain. This greatly reduced visibility to the point that it was a waste of time taking photographs. Our itinerary did not permit us a choice as to when we drove through this area, but if you do have some flexibility, then try to time it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky to have a sunny day but it really was something special! We were out doing a dolphin swim (never actually swam but were graced with an orca sighting instead) and honestly cruising through the sounds was just enough to enjoy! The views are absolutely breath taking - I haven't yet done the Milford or Doubtful further... More 

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