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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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Biggar, United Kingdom
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421 reviews 421 reviews
149 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
79 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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New York
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673 reviews 673 reviews
174 attraction reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I did this by car from Picton, and the 20 km drive is among the most scenic I have done, with some of the most winding road ever. There is no straight stretch in the entire 20 km drive. That can make you queasy, if you are prone to motion sickness. Take it easy, drink lots of water, avoid the... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Amazing tour, our tour operater made this trip memorable, we will always choose this company as the staff are so well informed and very well trained in customer service. Dolphin Watch NatureTours took us to see the protected birds and we also saw Hector Dolphins. Highly recommend this tour.

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