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Queen Charlotte Sound

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Address: Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6435736175
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$125*
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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$104*
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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
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$71*
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Ship Cove and Dolphin Eco-Tour Cruise

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Catamaran Cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound! Breathtaking!

Went on a 14 day cruise from Sydney to NZ. One of the shore tours was a Catamaran Cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound. Highly Recommend! Very professional, crew fed the fish in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
breeo11
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Lockyer Valley, Australia
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Lockyer Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a 14 day cruise from Sydney to NZ. One of the shore tours was a Catamaran Cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound. Highly Recommend! Very professional, crew fed the fish in the water so we could take photos! Heaps of seal sightings, in the water & bathing in the sun on the rocks! Informative tour on the history of... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So often tourists assume that the queen charlotte sound should only be visited during the summer months when the water temperature is warm enough for swimming. Not so! There it's nothing better than going out in a boat on a clear winter morning after the sun rises and the sea mist is starting to burn off. It's so mystical and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 8 years visiting Queen Charlotte Sound I would have to say it's a beautiful part of New Zealand. If you love fishing there is plenty of spots both on land and in the water that will give you enjoyment. If you want to relax, enjoy nature or go for a drive it's perfect. From here you can access so... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently I did just a small section of the track from the top of Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove with a group. It is an excellent track, very well suited for walkers, it is not overly taxing (except the first part from Ships Cover to Resolution Bay that is indeed steep both sides of the saddle and very challenging). Dropping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a phenomenal view and picturesque place to visit. Could have stared at this view for a whole day. Stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Travelled through part of Queen Charlotte Sound as I left Picton on the ferry. Luckily it was a lovely day and the scenery was breath-taking! I'd like to see more of this next time I visit!

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I recently cruised to NZ and first port of call was picturesque Picton. A coach was there to pick us up at Port and were transported to the small cruise boat. This panoramic cruise took in all the sites, showing us some impressive houses hidden among trees and a couple of seals basking in the sun. We then arrived at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The scenic road from Picton west is very winding , there is a sign at the start limiting the length of vehicles on the road . We had to get to Abel Tasman for the evening and only left Picton about 2'00 PM because of hassles with the rental company. We wound up driving a Holden Commodore which was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

While in Picton I went on a small boat down the Queen Charlotte Sound. I was only out for 40 minutes but it was beautiful, wish I could have spent more time there. The different hues of color on the mountain ranges was spectacular.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Queen Charlotte Sound Cruise – 2 hours. Beachcomber Cruises Picton. A nice cruise with good commentary - some really interesting houses (valued at up to $3 million and higher) accessible only by boat. While tea and coffee were included, there was no complimentary water (a small bottle cost $3.50). For the price they need to lift their game in this... More 

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