Travel Blogs from Picton, New Zealand

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South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by orlao0

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Got the ferry no hassle anyway and headed off for the south island. The interislander ferry takes about 3hours. Off the ferry at Picton and we headed for Havelock, this was a picturesque drive with plenty of viewing points along the way. From here we made ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

Picton ...

Day 26 Taking Chances, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Day 26 Taking Chances

A travel blog entry by roamed

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... the receptionist told us to take a seat and she started checking in members of the tour group (which seemed endless.) As a typical New Yorker I interrupted her and told her that we were already checked in and needed our key. She was still going to make ...

30 is the new 29, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

30 is the new 29

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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... to Mount Cook village, where we sat in our own sky dome theatre and watched movies about the vastness of the universe, new Zealand's primeval creatures, the history of NZ and the conquering of Mount Cook and Everest by New Zealand's and maybe the worlds ...

NZ so far.., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

NZ so far..

A travel blog entry by bartopreis

eindelijk achter gekomen hoe ik via mijn telefoon een blog kan bijschrijven dus bij deze dan meteen een reflectie van de hele periode.. Het verlaten van Auckland betekende meteen een sprong in het echte NZ, de manier waarop ik het zie in ieder geval.. ...

Goodbye to the Spaceship..., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye to the Spaceship...

A travel blog entry by jbandsarah.rtw

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... city properly as it has very obvious English inspiration.  After a quick goodbye beer we jumped on a very long bus journey to Picton where we spent the night in the YHA, a weird experience sleeping in a proper bed again! Tomorrow sees us taking the ...

Island hopping, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Island hopping

A travel blog entry by cynandjim

Took the early morning ferry from Wellington to Picton, which must be the most picturesque ferry journey in the world. Cynthia a little disappointed that we had to drive the campervan onto the boat ourselves - she'd assumed valet service apparently. ...

Queen Charlotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by worldtwowrights

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... day (of course, we were just about to leave NZ!). Once back in town, we wandered around the many gift shops and art galleries (Picton has definitely come up in the world, and to live there you have to own one of the yachts in the harbour) before stopping ...

Ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton

A travel blog entry by jdr00

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Picton ...

Queen Charlotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by kbecque

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... his entire family that showed up to watch me eat. On the second day of hiking, I met up with three retired couples from New Zealand. They were the nicest people and we chatted quite a bit. Mostly politics again, them asking me what I was going to do ...

The Random Road Again, Grove, New Zealand travel blog

The Random Road Again

A travel blog entry by leevilporkchop

... said "I can't! The car is too packed. I couldn't touch my own dick if I wanted to." Somehow we made it the five hours to Picton, and with only minutes to spare for them to get on the ferry. I, however, had plans for Nelson, because however much I love ma ...

Ferry Drop off, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry Drop off

A travel blog entry by nztouring

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We landed in Picton and headed south to find ...

The hard part is over ..., Cow's Shed Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand travel blog

The hard part is over ...

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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... points and high peaks to stop and look down on the Sounds from: I already have hundreds of photos to go through when I return to Picton. The best part, as I get ready for sleep again, is knowing that the hardest parts of the walk are over: tomorrow I have ...

Almost at the end, Mistletoe Bay Queen Charlotte Sound , New Zealand travel blog

Almost at the end

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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Having survived two whole days without coffee I had a flashpacker moment this morning, stopping in at a hotel nearby the camp for a coffee in the lobby and a sneaky bit of internet time to check emails. The coffee went down a treat, but reading emails ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by tpfeiffer

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Hey, Just arrvied in Picton yesterday. Nothing really to interresting. Today i have been around picton a bit. Its a pretty dead city on a sunday thats for sure. ...

To the north island we go! (nov 5-6 2000) ..., Picton, Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

To the north island we go! (nov 5-6 2000) ...

A travel blog entry by pennyandchris

... isn't any desert but rather a landscape full of sunburnt tussocks that looks as close to desert as you can get in New Zealand. There were some pretty colourful layered rock formations along the roadway. When we made it to the information center in ...

NEW ZEALAND, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

NEW ZEALAND

A travel blog entry by cariandbob

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Can everyone please book the next flight to New Zealand and come explore this amazing place with us!!! This place is something out of a book! We started out of Auckland, rented a little Nissan, and drove down, car camping all the way down. So nice not to ...

Queen Charlotte, Manaroa, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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Ca y es, nous voilà parti de Wellington en ferry en direction de l'ile du sud avec pour commencer la région de Marlborough sounds. Ici les paysages sont tout simplement superbe, très vert et certain endroit coloré grâce à l’automne ( enfin ...

Ferry crossing! , Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry crossing!

A travel blog entry by jonaden

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... few loud coughs they woke up and let us pass! Note to self: if old people sit next to us, move quick! Arriving in picton on a lovely day, we disembarked the ferry and drove to Blenhiem. Straight away we saw that the south island is much more mountainous ...

Queen Charotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charotte Track

A travel blog entry by jag

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... the world, my favourite food) where I took the scenic route around the hills and bays rather than going through Blehnim. Back in Picton I booked into the same campsite that I had stayed in last week. It was a bit strange without the other two but nice ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by wadester

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... just be the livestock on the lorries – just a few cows going to market! Three and a half hours later, two episodes of ER and a fair about of time staring out of the window looking at the horizon I landed in Wellington, North Island, New ...

Arrival on the South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Arrival on the South Island

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

... . It was like a mixture of Barbados and Cornwall, thrown together with Miracle Grow and fairy dust. Spectacular! Our policy whilst in New Zealand is not to book accomodation but just to stop into campsites and youth hostels en route. So far it's worked a ...

Easter Weekend begins!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Easter Weekend begins!

A travel blog entry by astrophelle

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... InterIslander ferry, I'm taking one of the largest, most scenic cruise ships in the world across the Cook Strait to New Zealand's famous South Island. Leaving Wellington the scenery is eeire, but beautiful with strange bare grassy hills filling the ...

Picton, New Zealnd, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton, New Zealnd

A travel blog entry by mattandlou

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We had a brief one night stop in Wellington before catching the early morning ferry to Picton in the South Island. We'd heard quite a few horror stories about how rough this crossing can be and so had a very small breakfast in the morning! Lucky for us ...

Quad and more wine in Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Quad and more wine in Marlborough

A travel blog entry by leprefrog

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... basically no limit apart from running over the sheep in the field. We were delighted with our few hours with Greg. We left towards Picton, where we will take the ferry from the following day.Unfortunately, the wine trail was on our way again, so we had ...

zurueck auf der Nordinsel, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

zurueck auf der Nordinsel

A travel blog entry by platte

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weiter gehts! 16/02/2008 Der letzte Tag auf der Suedinsel! Das Aquarium in Picton konnten wir uns nicht entgehen lassen. Jetzt haben wir schon mal alle Fische gesehen, die wir bald aus dem Meer fangen werden :) Um 2 Uhr Nachmittag hat ...

Picturesque Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picturesque Picton

A travel blog entry by squiresmm

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... the other people in the winery we decide to beat a hasty retreat! Not feeling too squiffy this time, we drive 30mins North to Picton where we check into our campsite and take a wander around the harbour as the sun is setting and watch the boats coming in ...

More travels in the South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

More travels in the South Island

A travel blog entry by hibbs

We head to Picton where we will drop off the car the next day. We drive past Picton along the coast which is a really nice route and we sit and have lunch looking out over the water and watching people paraglide which looks so much ...

Wonderful, Wonderful Wellington Shore, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Wonderful, Wonderful Wellington Shore

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... far below! Further round the peninsular had our lunch (avocado and beef sandwiches) in the sun and watched the ferry arriving from Picton in the South Island, probably the very one we will be travelling on later today in the opposite direction. It was ...

Kayaking and Hiking the Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Kayaking and Hiking the Marlborough Sounds

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... The boat was called the Beachcomber, and was apparently also a tour boat, so I got a very brief tour too before pulling into Picton and seeing another rainbow! Three in one day!     Since I was catching an Intercity Bus at 6pm to ...

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