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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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