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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Visit Queen Charlotte Sound like an insider
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$1,333*
and up
5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

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A beautiful trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Noreen B
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Victoria, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Hastings, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was one of the best short holidays we've ever had and is a stunning way to see Queen Charlotte Sound. Affinity has 8 two berth cabins and a crew of three and is the most relaxing way to see this very beautiful part of the world. The scenery as seen from this motor vessel is superb. There are opportunities... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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90 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Since we were driving from Blenheim to Nelson, we could have avoided the Queen Charlotte drive and saved time, but we were really glad we didn't. The twists and turns along the Queen Charlotte track take added concentration and time, but the views are stunning and well worth it. There are pull-ins where you can stop and appreciate the views... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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307 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Did a 7-hour hike, and the first hour or so was a rather challenging uphill. I'm not a hiking enthusiast, and admittedly found the last 3 hours or so of the hike exceedingly boring, both in terms of the repetitive landscape and the terrain. If you're not an avid hiker/trekker, just come here for the views, don't bother with the... More 

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Perth
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We pass through the sound by ferry but also drove through the Queen Charlotte track and view it high up. Fantastic or majestic doesn't quite describe it. Spectacular? Anyway, you have to come and describe it yourself. The road is sealed but very narrow and we have to drive slowly and carefully as we are unsure of what's around the... More 

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