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Queen Charlotte Sound

Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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“great drive” (5 reviews)
“mail boat run” (7 reviews)
“ferry trip” (4 reviews)
Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our ferry ride out we were fortunate enough to see a school of dolphins jumping around just out the harbour! A very beautiful boat ride!

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We came though this sound on the ferry on the way from Wellington and it is a superb journey and we were blessed with a warm sunny day so the views were wonderful

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We drove up along the coast taking in the views along the way stopping constantly to just absorb the beauty . The road is quite winding but not a lot of traffic so well worth the trip. Stop in at Robin Hood Bay, for yet...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 11 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

1  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
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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
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.