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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cruiseship visit, however pretty behind cover, chilly in breeze but very picturesque, Markets in Picton town-center was very pleasant, good vibe about whole town.

Thank pdn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Short (slow) cut from Havelock to Picton. The road is not great but the views along the way of the Sound are fantastic. So many great photo opportunities at every point where you can stop and enjoy the view.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We drove from all the way from Picton to Westport. The scenic drive made our journey delightful. There are a couple of scenic viewpoint for great photography. Toilets and cafes are easily accessible.

Thank mishalo4
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound is a real historical site which is generally recognised as Captain Cook’s favourite New Zealand base between his first visit in January 1770 and his last departure in 1777. As soon as we landed we felt a sense of...More

Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Queen Charlotte sound is a very picturesque body of water as one approaches Picton, the gateway of New Zealand’s South Island. We had a chance to enter the sound by cruise ship. From Picton, we took a cruise by boat. There are numerous coves...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This road along the coast offers spectacular views of the Marlborough sounds and the waters. Take your time and stop at the various places along the road. Small walks down to the water and small beaches. Great way to explore the coast and nature.

Thank RuurdvanElburg
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If you want any kind of luxury don’t book on the Affinity boat. We received paperwork describing the conditions but they were completely different to what we imagined. We had boiled cabbage or some other over cooked vegetable with our meat every night and no...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

What a place to be! So serene and unspoilt, it is almost unbelievable. With the nearby wineries it makes a great experience. Loved it.

Thank EricF1241
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had an amazing time yesterday, our skipper Julian was awesome , full of information, facts and fun. We saw dolphins 🐬 seals and local wildlife. We stopped off and walked around and took turns at delivering the mail. Highly recommended to all 😊

Thank stephluca34
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I did this 5 day walk and don't know why it is not more heavily advertised. Beachcombers will port your luggage to each campsite for free when you purchase a ferry ticket to Ship's Cove. So easy, so beautiful!

Thank Nichole S
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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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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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