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Queen Charlotte Sound

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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
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The easternmost , and probably the most beautiful, of the Marlborough sounds. The sound is beautiful and consists of land meeting sea in a brilliant contrast of green and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The easternmost , and probably the most beautiful, of the Marlborough sounds. The sound is beautiful and consists of land meeting sea in a brilliant contrast of green and blue. The narrow roads along the sound are filled with curves and are almost impossible to drive in wet weather, so make sure to drive really slowly. Still, it's a beautiful... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Coming into the sound from Tory Channel you have no idea how long and how beautiful it is until the channel opens up, but when you sail into zpicton you are only seeing part of this beautiful sound. To see more you need to walk the track, climb the top of Queen Charlotte Drive Hill for an amazing vista to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Queen Charlotte Sound why go anywhere else? This area from Picton out into the sound is picture perfect. You can do trips or just enjoy while doing the Ferry crossing to or from Wellington.

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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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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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