Things to Do in Picton for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Picton

Best Things to Do in Picton for Couples

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  • Sharon D
    Medstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Wow ….. just ….. Wow!!
    From start to finish the Queen Charlotte Track guided walk was just awesome!
    Fantastic, breathtaking scenery all along the track, accompanied by a great group of walkers, fabulous food and drink, outstanding accommodation (Furneaux Lodge was by far the best!) and definitely not forgetting to mention Jake, our guide.
    Jake’s enthusiasm was infectious. Throughout the 4 days he was exceptional - any questions asked were answered promptly in full detail with the addition of descriptive interesting facts or information, stories and often humour.

    Jake’s engagement / relationship with each member of the walking party was professional, yet thoughtful and caring.
    Jake was an outstanding guide who encouraged everyone to keep going each day, especially when the paths were a little ‘challenging’ !!
    Gary and I would not hesitate to recommend Wilderness Guides - we have made so many unforgettable memories on the Queen Charlotte Track and hope to come back one day to do it all again !!
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
    Beautiful part of the world. Regardless of how you see the Sounds, by the ferry, walking or would recommend by Kayak. Dolphins swimming in the sounds.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Glenda H
    1 contribution
    A wonderful experience on the Hop on hop off bus. A great way to see the place in one day .
    Did another cruise stop in the same month but this time enjoyed a great day visiting the shops in town. Waterfront brunch. great place to visit and very friendly people
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • gdixonrb
    Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
    This is a truly great hike with spectacular views and a well-maintained path. The distances can be adjusted by arrangement with a water taxi to suit ability
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • Nick S
    3 contributions
    We had 2 wonderful days and nights at Lochmara, the staff were lovely and the serenity of the place even better. To look out on a peaceful and beautiful part of Marlborough Sounds was special. We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the sound which was clean, comfortable and had stunning views.

    The restaurant food and bar menu was limited, but that is what to expect when the only access is by boat. The restaurant food was prepared to a high standard and nicely presented, the menu didn't change while we were there but again what else would you expect from a small isolated hotel? This small compromise is easily acceptable given the location.

    If you have you children there are loads of things to explore and excite them too.

    Highly recommended
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Wendy S
    1 contribution
    This 4 day guided walk thru the beautiful Marlborough area was such a fantastic experience. The group dynamics were lovely, the weather pleasant and Jake, our guide, was so knowledgeable about the environment, the birds, the local history.

    The accommodations and meals were better than expected. I'm vegetarian and for the most part the food was tailored to this requirement and still very delicious. There was quite a lot of freedom given to each group participate as to their choice to walk with the group or have some solo time, as well as the distances and days of participation.

    While I realize that Jake and Wilderness Guides didn't control our beautiful weather, what they did coordinate was flawless! I highly recommend.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • DMW
    54 contributions
    Very informative guide / boat captain. We appreciated the information he provided. Brought us to and picked us up from a Great hike on queen charlotte trak
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • TrailBlazer80635
    1 contribution
    We took the full day birding tour to Blumine and Motuara islands yesterday with four other Alaskan friends. It was a wonderful experience and one of the best guided nature tours we have had in NZ. The captain, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable and very adept in handling and positioning the boat in difficult conditions. Equally, or more, impressive was the young and very enthusiastic naturalist, sommelier, barista and boat hand, Will, who shared his passion and knowledge with all the guests. His knowledge was especially impressive given he has only been in NZ for three months. He is a genuine asset to E-Ko Tour’s operation and should be rewarded for his exemplary performance.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • vvenning
    Oxford, UK12 contributions
    Really enjoyable small group tour visiting 4 vineyards for tastings in the vicinity of Blenheim. Charming and humorous driver/guide David helped make the trip very lively. The knowledge and expertise from the Vineyard hosts was excellent, particularly St Clair. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Leanne M
    2 contributions
    We did the five day Freedom walk in the Queen Charlotte Sound, which we enjoyed a lot. The views are amazing! The trip was well organised with great accomodation and lunches provided in each location and the bag collection and drop off each day worked well. I would definitely use Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company again.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Greg M
    Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
    Cougar lines gave us an amazing experience into Queen Charlotte Sound
    We did a day walk, and boat met us at other end
    Written 5 May 2023
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  • Steve_Mann_Trips
    San Luis Obispo, CA4 contributions
    If you're considering hiking the Queen Charlotte Track, you'd be crazy not to use NZ Walks. Anna arranged everything, answered questions promptly and thoroughly, and every one of the organizations involved did a great job. She readily adjusted things as our circumstances changed. She also recommended a wine tour operator, which worked out very well (thanks Sam!). The hike itself was amazing, great lodges, good food. A little more strenuous than we expected, but well worth the effort. Thanks Anna!
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Jannik P
    1 contribution
    I did a cruise today and it was sooo much fun. I rented the Seadoo Spark for 1 hour and drove along the beautiful shores of the Marlborough Sounds. It has a lot of power and goes super quick. Highly recommended for everyone staying in Picton for a day. If you haven't seen the Sound in detail already this is also a good option to rent one for longer and explore them by yourself. The owners are super chill people and the dog was also very sweet and cuddly. The top speed of them is around 75 km/h depending on the water surface and there is no geofencing so I had a giant playground out there.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • R M
    Yardley, PA60 contributions
    The fresh steamed mussels were certainly a special treat but the whole experience is special in itself. The scenery is lovely. The crew was friendly. The narration interesting. The the other food was also delicious.
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Andrew
    1 contribution
    Friendly and professional service. Charter from picton westport return. Highly recommended. A big thanks to Chris our pilot
    Written 1 November 2023
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