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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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Definite one for the Bucket List

The track was much harder than I had expected. The views were stunning. The track was wet and quite slippery when we walked it. Plan well and stay in the beautiful lodges

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The track was much harder than I had expected. The views were stunning. The track was wet and quite slippery when we walked it. Plan well and stay in the beautiful lodges

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Tough but worth it. Great scenery, accom and food along the way. Beds at Punga and Portage were comfortable.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The perfect way to see the spectacular Marlborough Sounds from a car. Plenty of view points so dont rush and enjoy the journey.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a famous track along one of the most beautiful roads in the north of the southern island. The sound itself is absolutely stunning, with a great contrast of green and blue. However, you HAVE to mind the road, as it is extremely curvy and dangerous, so slow down. There are quite a few walks along the road, some... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only did a day walk. We took a water taxi from Picton and got dropped off at ship cove. We wasted no time in getting on our way as we wanted to stop and take in the sights along the way. We were blessed with good weather which helped us cope with the challenging bit of the track. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

highly recommend it - make sure you get the pass for entering into the national park. To go on the walk you need it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I did the three day tramp but it's also available to do just one day. The weather was perfect the first da and the track was excellent however, the other two days were not as good as it was constant rain/drizzle which meant poor visibility and the track got quite muddy and slippy. Day two and three can be done... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

QCT lives up to its status as one of New Zealand's great rides. Challenging but the scenery and environment you find yourself in make up for the physical effort required to complete the ride. Highly recommended!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It is so worth spending a few hours taking the track around the Queen Charlotte Sound! There are several options of short tracks in case you only have a few hours to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We did the QCT in May, used the excellent DOC maps - you do not need a guide as the track is clearly marked. We booked our accommodation -Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove Resort and Debretts - all very comfy and adequate facilities. We used Beachcomber Cruises Water Taxis - they delivered our bags each day to the next accommodation- all... More 

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