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Queen Charlotte Sound

Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great drive” (5 reviews)
“ferry trip” (4 reviews)
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Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 6175
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Blenheim to Picton (west coast to east coast) and decided to take the longer more scenic route. So pleased we did as it's a beautiful drive, fairly windy but you get that in New Zealand. Definitely worth doing.

Thank Kaydee A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Standing looking over the sound from viewpoints on the hills around can transport you back to a time when man was not too prevalent here. He is not all that prevalent here now but our mark on this earth is evident. However, sometimes the marriage...More

Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Breathtaking and I will be back in summer so we can swim. June was a little too cold. The lookouts are very nice.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Best seen for the water as the dense trees along this very twisty road obscure much of the views except for some very fine viewpoints.

Thank RosieFifeGirl
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place, magnificent scenery, good roads and heaps of boats to look at. Also heaps to do

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best drives to do along the Queen Charlotte Drive to Picton that had some great Views of the Queen Charlotte Sound

Thank TrevorRadburn
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I drove from Picton to Havelock via Queen Charlotte Drive. And I most certainly recommend the drive for the amazing scenery. That being said, the road is very windy with no signposting, so be prepared for this. We had an all wheel...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Except for quite large sections of the track before Punga Cove being ploughed up which made it nearly impossible to walk in such thick, heavy mud, this was a beautiful 4 day hike. Perhaps May and rain coincide with track-maintenance time.

Thank Ros H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great value trip. The captain pointed out all the homes and places of interest. We visited a salmon farm and saw lots of seabirds. The highlight of the journey was visiting Ship Cove where Captain Cook keel hauled the Endeavour and Resolution over many trips...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We drove the edge of the Sound from Picton to Havelock. It was a slow but very enjoyable drive. This is a good way to spend a couple of hours with a stop for something to eat at the end of your drive.

Thank Bill Y
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Jo A
22 April 2017|
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Response from louisa1956 | Reviewed this property |
We did the walk after unseasonable wet weather and it was quite slippy in places (clay) it is very up and down but we thoroughly enjoyed it and if you walk a lot you will be fine and can take it at your own pace. We are... More
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troppolavoro2016
30 June 2016|
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Response from lagomaggiore2013 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the awful Brydon Accomodations in Blenheim, which I can't recommend! There were some nice wineries in the area, if I was returning I would look at one of those.
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