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Travel Blogs from Picton
After a three hour ferry ride from
Wellington, we hit Picton, a little town and the gateway to the
South. With many cool things to see and do on this island and only
just over two weeks to do them, we had to prioritize and for us, that
meant hitting the road straight away. 'Queen Charlotte's drive' is a
popular, very windy, coastal track which you can follow from Picton
and round and up to Able Tasman national park for lots of pretty
walks. We, however, ...
March 4th - Three early starts in a row, it's a tough life travelling! The early morning car ferry was to take us to the South Island which we had heard was even better than the North Island. The ferry had a long way to go and took three and a half hours but I am not sure this quite justified the rather extortionate £225 return ticket price. The journey was pleasant enough apart from some rough waters and some quite disgusting microwaved scrambled eggs for ...
... the camp ground and start of the many walks, was left. David went to inspect the dam, we went left to drop Don off and suss out the camp site. This is where the road really deteriorated, huge potholes almost impossible to avoid. The camp site was OK – when I say site I mean it was a large, fairly flat grassy area with a long-drop dunny at the edge. And surprise surprise there was a camper there already - a big UTE with a caravan! David had a word with him and apparently ...
... out for a 10 K paddle to,Lochmara Lodge. Our guide is a cutie British gal who is more than capable and incredibly cheery. We are in tandem kayaks so Libby and I started out as paddle partners...the others being couples and I guess thought it would be fun to test their long term marriages with the experience of kayaking together (!silly married people :)) The wind picked up significantly a few hours in and it became pretty obvious that one of the other boats ...
... us went white water rafting which was craaazy fun. Thailand was nothing on Queenstown. Much scarier though. They spent the entire way up telling us in way too much detail about the possibility of losing our eyes or falling out and going down the rapids boatless etc ... And then we drove down in a rickety old bus to the place down THE scariest road that I swear exists in the world ... Terrified doesn't cover it. To give you an indication imagine one of those long and winding roads ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking