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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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Napier
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A quick trip to Picton from Nelson to experience the beauty of Queen Charlotte sounds was well worth it. We Chose the trip to Capt Cooks look out. With only 4 passengers on board that brisk winters morning we got first class treatment from a very knowledgeable skipper of the boat. He was a fountain of knowledge about the land... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the whole day to drive the Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton to Havelock and it was worth it. Very twisty in parts as can be expected, but the traffic was light and with careful driving it was easy in our large motorhome. Plenty of stops at signed lookouts produced beautiful scenery and we stopped spontaneously at a very... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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466 reviews 466 reviews
365 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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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475 reviews 475 reviews
170 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 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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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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