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“Queen Charlotte Sound - Moutara Island Bird Sanctuary Cruise”

Queen Charlotte Sound
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$64.03*
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Picton
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“Queen Charlotte Sound - Moutara Island Bird Sanctuary Cruise”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Glassy conditions with blue sky and cotton wool clouds made this trip a photographic delight.
The hour spend on Moutara Island was well worth it. We saw the South island Saddleback but could not photograph it as it was too busy eating all the fruit on the tree. At the wharf there were penguins darting through the water catching fish. A truely magic experience.

Visited January 2013
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“great day out”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Another fantastic trip, looking for dolphins, birds and the beautiful coves that make up queen charlotte sound. Visit where cptn cook landed, although, he wasnt there first.....

Visited January 2013
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“Mail Run”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a daily 4 hour trip where the mail is delivered to outlying communities in Marlborough Sounds. Well worth $90.00. as a passenger

Visited January 2013
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“Glorious views, good walking, well-organised, comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We are a group of 8 professional women who like to do energetic walks with comfortable accommodation and good food and wine at the end of the day. Queen Charlotte met our needs with sensational views, some hard walking the option to have your pack taken for you to teh next night's accommodation, and good accommodation at the end of each tiring day's walk. It rains a lot, and we didn't have on completely dry day, But that was fine with us - all part of our quest to get tired and dirty by day, and to pampered at night. I'd recommend it.

Downsides compared to the many other organised walks we have done were that it was quite a big group and the accommodations large. The smaller mre personal accommodations wre better. But a beautiful walk in a beautiful part of the world.

Visited February 2012
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“Slice of Paradise”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Like most places in NZ, this is a beautiful area. Take time to soak up the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Visited September 2012
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