Travel Blogs from Picton, New Zealand

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Crossing the Cook Strait, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing the Cook Strait

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... 379km of Shoreline. That should give you an idea of how much fun it is driving along one of them. As we were back in Picton on Friday, we decided to change our ferry to Saturday afternoon, as the bad weather was affecting anything that could be done. We ...

My, what big mussels you have!, Whatamango Bay, New Zealand travel blog

My, what big mussels you have!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... to where we wanted to get to and the roads were getting more difficult. So we made the decision to turn back. We headed into Picton to get some supplies and find out where the ferry terminal is, then we drove to Whatamango Bay, a lovely little bay with a ...

5 Star Luxury!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

5 Star Luxury!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... be even tougher on the old legs! The water taxi took us across the water to Mahana Lodge - one of my favourite backpackers in New Zealand. It was busier than on my previous visit when I had the place to myself, but the view was just as impressive. We ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... by lush green hills and islands. We spent the hour on the deck enjoying the view and the warm sun. We arrived into Picton, checked into our hostel, ate chip-shop chips looking out over the Sounds (and surrounded by seagulls after we misguidedly fed the ...

Queen Charlotte Ridge, Portage Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte Ridge

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... environment. I'm so happy I made the decision to go with these folks on this hike, it has been absolutely awesome, with the new friends special and the landscape wondrous!! We arrive again hungry to our home for the night, happy to discover that they make ...

The trip over, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

The trip over

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... they are two completely different Islands, sounds stupid I know but I really didn't appreciate how far apart they really are. We landed in Picton, a very sweet little town and found our bus; I was back on the road again. But not for long. I was going ...

Everything you know is wrong..., Picton and Nelson, New Zealand travel blog

Everything you know is wrong...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... roads, with the occassional passing lane - motorways are limited to the big cities! Buller Gorge has the longest swingbridge in New Zealand, and I was persuaded to take the "Superman" option to return. The walk across was nice enough - looking down on ...

the chu chu train is coming, Journey to Picton, New Zealand travel blog

the chu chu train is coming

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... biting her stitches; poor baby, chuck bags in Big Fella and we are off to the train station where we will catch the train to Picton, then jump on a ferry to Wellington where we will spend tonight.   None of us are in to long drawn our goodbyes and ...

Going North, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Going North

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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24th February 2005 Drive to Picton, on the scenic coastal road, and return the car (yet again!) to catch the ferry to Wellington - again a smooth ferry, and pick up yet another rental car, this time an estate Subaru Pulsar - a bit battered, but had some ...

Queen Charlotte Track, South Island, Punga Cove, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte Track, South Island

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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I wake up early to catch the 8am ferry ride from the lovely New Zealand capitol of Wellington, to the picturesque town of Picton. A smooth crossing makes the 3 hour journey absolutely pleasant across beautiful Cook Strait and I am soon in magnificent ...

Gateway to North Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Gateway to North Island

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Picton is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds and to the North Island. When we arrived late afternoon we decided to go and book our ferry for the North Island. There are 2 many Ferry's that sail the Cook Strait to Wellington. We ended up booking the ...

Windy Welly – You are taking the p*ss!, whites bay, New Zealand travel blog

Windy Welly – You are taking the p*ss!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... boxes of the DOC but it turned out he was from Yorkshire and just wanted to know where we were from and how we were finding New Zealand. By the time he had finished Erica had the van packed, the bed made and we were ready to go. Despite the conditions we ...

A quick way to get super fit!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

A quick way to get super fit!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... Fortunately I had a hot tub waiting for me at my next hostel which soothed out my muscles, and my overnight stop in Picton also coincided with a Maritime festival so I got to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening being entertained by pirates singing ...

Abel Tasman to Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman to Picton

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... of the Abel Tasman national park. We could have taken the 5 day trek but decided against it. We came across the classic silver New Zealand fern, apparently used by Maori's to find their way home, and also found some lovely beaches on the way. We then ...

Driving to the Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Driving to the Marlborough Sounds

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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We took the scenic route to Picton, driving along Queen Charlotte Drive.   The part from Havelock had scenic views of the Marlborough Sounds from time to time.  There were also lots of views of logged mountains, which wasn't so nice.  We ...

Picton the journey back north, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton the journey back north

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... up to Picton, so that we could get the ferry back to the North island. We stopped a few times on the way and arrived at Picton with enough time to check in our luggage and grab some lunch. Luckily there was a Subway near by. Back on the ferry again and ...

Entering the Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Entering the Marlborough Sounds

A travel blog entry by rich

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... Sounds could be seen in the distance. They say that the Marlborough region has more sunshine hours per year than any other in New Zealand, and it made a nice change from the previous days weather in Wellington. I decided to move to the other side of ...

Clearance, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Clearance

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... Picton was. That said I only passed through it briefly the last time. Like the other backpacker bus networks that operate around New Zealand, the Stray bus whisks you away to your next destination the minute you step off the ferry. So to arrive ...

RUBBER AND BLUBBER......., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

RUBBER AND BLUBBER.......

A travel blog entry by mandyandnick

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... with for donning wet rubber. As well as all these PHOTOS we have added a lot more to the LAST UPDATE so check them out. On New Years Day we got up at 6am (ouch) to go and walk the "Grand Traverse" (a combination of the Greenstone and Routeburn tracks). ...

Takaka to Marlborough Sounds via Picton - Day 276, Waikawa, New Zealand travel blog

Takaka to Marlborough Sounds via Picton - Day 276

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... rainfall in such a short period. The weather here is just like the scenery, epic! I'm beginning to think every road in New Zealand is scenic. Don't think I've driven on one boring road so far. Another mountain road to negotiate over the Bryant range ...

Finally leaving Wellington!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Finally leaving Wellington!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... the Marlborough sounds, but I was a little too tired to fully appreciate it. After about 3hours, the ferry arrived in Picton - such a small place! It felt absolutely tiny after Wellington. On our walk to the hostel, there was even shrubs blowing ...

Picton - Gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton - Gateway to the Marlborough Sounds

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... was exactly like carnivals at home in the olden days, unfortunatley we dont seem to have them anymore but oh yes they do here in New Zealand. It was fun to watch, but a bit bizzare watching a Christmas Parade in the heat!! They even have all the same ...

Shame about the weather, Picton and Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Shame about the weather

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... a beach behind us - lovely spot and were joined by a couple of surfers and dog walkers. Rain gets heavier so decide to drive to Picton to see if the weather is better there and Marlborough Sounds - is even worse so have fish and chips in the harbour and ...

Crossing the Cook Strait, Cook Strait, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing the Cook Strait

A travel blog entry by jawad

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A selection of photographs taken during the ferry ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... , the weather had other ideas. It rained all day so we drove around Picton town centre, then drove to Blenheim before coming back to Picton again to have a late lunch. It was the most pointless day we have had in our travels but at least we saved some ...

Villa Life, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Villa Life

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... the Rings tours, all I could think of was that it looked like the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor. By the time we got to Picton, the Intercity buses weren't running, so I had to stay a night there. I'm very glad I did. I stayed at The Villa Backpackers ...

Crossing Cook, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing Cook

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... crossing any day. The journey takes you through the magnificent Marlborough sounds, as the hills hug the sea you quickly realize why ever one raves about the south island of new Zealand. The ferry docked at Picton and I found a K Bus to ...

Goodbye north island, hello south island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye north island, hello south island

A travel blog entry by segacs

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I've crossed over - literally. Yesterday morning, I crossed the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton, leaving New Zealand's north island behind to continue my travels in the south island. The ferry crossing took about three hours and it was choppy, ...

Goodbye South island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye South island

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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Up early and on the ferry. Four men, and a hell of a lot of gear. . See pictures. ...

From Wellington (N. Island) to Picton (S. Island), Picton, New Zealand travel blog

From Wellington (N. Island) to Picton (S. Island)

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 23 From Wellington (North Island) to Picton (South Island) New Zealand will have been the easiest country to travel through because it is an easy "First World" place and all the houses we will have rented offer great space ...

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