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Queen Charlotte Sound

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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

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I'm sure there are many ways to visit Queen Charlotte Sound and it should not be missed if you are in this area. Water is dark blue and sky was light blue on a sunny day we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm sure there are many ways to visit Queen Charlotte Sound and it should not be missed if you are in this area. Water is dark blue and sky was light blue on a sunny day we ventured out. We decided to see it from the water and booked a trip on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise departs from Townwharf 5... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Waste Of Our Time And Money sums it up. The choice was 4-5 hours of sitting inside a very noisy metal container with deafening diesels, or sitting on the upper deck in a cold 40-60 kph wind and ending up with a runny nose, red eyes an golliwog hair. All to see more water, more trees and more silhouetted mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Best fishing. Stunning scenery. Fantastic! Peaceful. A total break away from the hustle and bustle of life. A bucket list place for sure!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

How to explain Queen Charlotte Sound - heaven on earth - absolutely stunning - very picturesque and nice and sunny!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I took the mail boat run, delivering to homesteads with boat access only. The skipper gives an interesting commentary as you progress. Especially interested in conservation efforts on the islands, entertained by guest appearances of pets rewarded with dog biscuits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What's not to like about this amazing expanse of sea and hills in the Marlborough Sounds area in the top of New Zealand's South Island. A pleasurable overload of serenity and the perfect affordable price of free!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

great walk and views. user friendly walks relaxing with beautiful fresh air. takes around 2 hours a must do

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Didn't get to travel much around this place but what we saw was beautiful. And the people we met were incredibly friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A delightful walk to see nature at its best Picton showcases Queen Charlotte Sounds....... WALKS START AT 20MINS FOR BEGINNERS TO APPROX 2 HOURS ROUND TRIP............ COSTS NOTHING ...............View Priceless

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Exploring Queen Charlotte sound via Queen Charlotte Drive, the alternative route from Picton to Havelock you will find it is around 30 ks shorter in actual physical distance traveled but does take a little longer because of the extremely tight bends. The road is tar sealed all the way and the views are literally stunning so it is well worth... More 

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