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Queen Charlotte Sound

Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 23 Activities in Picton
Type: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking

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Newquay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went by car up and around the bends were you can stop and get some great views from some of the pull-ins.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Whether by boat or walking the track, this is a must visit. THe scenery defies description it is so beautiful

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed the Mailboat cruise round QCS. The scenery is lovely, with many sheltered coves and wooded slopes. But compared to the Scottish Western Isles - not a patch I'm afraid. A kayaking friend of mine who visited the Marlborough Sounds to kayak there for five days described the trip as bordering on boring, because of the lack of any variety.... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We chose the Queen Charlotte Drive to travel from Picton to Havelock and we were glad we did. It is a very scenic drive with a very windy road overlooking the Sounds from high & low, and many beautiful photo ops along the way. The road is narrow in parts, but be prepared to find a spot to pull over... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

except the Marlborough Sounds. A native, not a tourist, I take the time to reflect. And if you take a moment to just look and absorb the beauty and tranquility of our beautiful Sounds you will hear the song of the whales as they return, and the Tui and bellbirds singing their praises. And you will hear the awed whispers... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We are in our 30's, my son is 14 and my father is his 60s. This track was very doablle for all of us. If you need a break stay an extra day or catch the water taxi like my mother did. As my mother was unable to walk the distance she met us each night at our accommodation via... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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95 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Awesone scenery, WINDY road!, wonderful photo ops, be prepared for very very windy roads, but the scenery is definitely worth it, i would recommend taking the road less traveled and going the longer route from Picton to Havelock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I went on the ferry from Wellington across to Picton on the South island 2 years ago- the scenery is spectacular entering the sound with the deep water changing from deep blue to green in different places and all shades in between. The hills rise steeply and there are many little bays. I have just been on a road trip... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
64 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This sound is majestically beautiful, and will wow you irrespective where you are around or on it! If you are undecided whether to go out on the water or even hire a mountain bike in Picton then do both. It's a stunning setting and seriously underrated. We were lucky enough to have a short stop off here. So glad we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is one spectacular drive - on a way from Picton to Nelson - absolutely stunning. It is quite curvy and at time narrow, so one must be a bit more careful, but there are plenty of place to pull over and check it out. We definitely want to go back and explore beyond just the drive as the area... More 

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