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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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Best 5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

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Wonderful area, usually underestimated by tourists who just rush through on their way with the ferry. You definitely get really good views from the ferry especially at sunrise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful area, usually underestimated by tourists who just rush through on their way with the ferry. You definitely get really good views from the ferry especially at sunrise going to the north island, but doing some kayaking or a tour with one of the smaller boats is really worth doing. Alternatively you could also try and hike the Queen Charlotte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

we took a boat tour on the queen charlotte sound. It was a very beautiful trip, although cold. There are lots of inlets, lots of birds, dolphins, seals.

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our tour included a boat tour of the sound. The boat and the crew were great and the captain's knowledge of the history, wildlife, nature, and homes along the sound were quite impressive. This was the highlight of an otherwise mediocre day. Even though the weather was overcast, the entire tour of the sound was awesome. Seals, fish, birds, beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The views were amazing! I choose to drive the 20km of Queen Charlotte Drive and saw some amazing view's with a stop in Havelock at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Victoria, Australia
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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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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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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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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton

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