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Queen Charlotte Sound

Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Picton
Type: Bodies of Water, Hiking Trails
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
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Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A large ferry makes a long tour through the sounds. Only get off at Cooks statue. Good to see destruction of forests but hard to get perspective on entire Sound area.The view from Interislander is adequate to give a similar picture.

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Perth
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460 reviews 460 reviews
362 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We drove part of the Queen Charlotte and found it was a bit hard to find lookouts, you really had to look out for them. The views were good but we didn't see a point of driving the entire road.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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463 reviews 463 reviews
168 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We did the Queen Charlotte Drive covering about 35km (21 miles) in around 1 ½ hours travelling from Havelock to Picton to catch a ferry and that latter point was often in our minds. For that reason it’s possibly more leisurely to drive the route the other way around and not be clock-watching. (As it turned out we arrived in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a truly amazing part of New Zealand, mountains on all sides, forested islands, clear blue water, not to be missed.

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Berlin, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

the queen charlotte sounds is one of the best places to go to in New Zealand, in the south island, everything about the sounds is amazing, every little inlet, resort, camping grounds, walking track etc...

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wow the views, fantastic drive stop at the Rai Valley Cafe, sit outside with the birds and enjoy the beautiful food and great coffee.

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Harrogate
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wonderful scenery...well worth a trip out...there are a number of different trips from the harbour including bird watching

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Daphne, Alabama
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212 reviews 212 reviews
79 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Hubby and I wanted an easier, less physical way to see beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound and some of the Marlborough Sound area than tramping/camping it. We were very pleased to find a 2-night scalloping cruise aboard Affinity. Yes, we did numerous dredges for scallops, helped bring them aboard, sorted them, sized them, cleaned them, cooked them and ate them down.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A beautiful waterway at the northern tip of the South Island. Whilst catching the ferry between Wellington and Picton I had the privilege of seeing huge pods of dolphins and the beautiful scenery of the Queen Charlotte Sound. A great place for kayaking, trekking and a good entry point to the Marlborough Valley.

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We did it to the snout and back to Picton, you're rewarded with awesome views of the sound. On a good day it's even better as the colours of greenery and blue water are just awesome.

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