Travel Blogs from Picton, New Zealand

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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 ...

french pass, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

french pass

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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Je test le van pour la première fois pour quitter à reculons ces paysages magnifique mais pour en retrouver des encore plus magique avec un coucher de soleil splendide en prime! Arriver dans un camping plein de locaux en train de jouer de la musique, ...

The Queen Charlotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

The Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by hillbill98

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... An American couple who I֮ met 3 days previously had been kayaking and picked some mussels which they shared. The were the famous New Zealand Giant Green mussels and some smaller blue ones as well. Hate to say this Sam, but preferred the blue ones! ...

Hopewell, Kenepuru Sound,, Hopewell, New Zealand travel blog

Hopewell, Kenepuru Sound,

A travel blog entry by dj-travelblog09

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 I spent a leisurely morning in Nelson wandering along the esplanade and having local fish and chips. I then motored over the hills and the very windy road to Havelock. Gateway to the Marlborough Sounds.  After equiring at the jetty ...

South Island (Picton to Christchurch), Picton, New Zealand travel blog

South Island (Picton to Christchurch)

A travel blog entry by risint

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So, a few days after staying with Phill we headed off to South Island on the ferry from Wellington to Picton, got on the bus to Christchurch and stayed with Marie for a night (thanks again Marie!!) and then pick up the rental car the next morning to head ...

Nieuw-Zeeland, South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Nieuw-Zeeland, South Island

A travel blog entry by thomas.en.hanne

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2 – 10 december Van Picton reden we naar Nelson, van Nelson reden we naar Marahau. Een slordige 170 km langs de noordelijke kust van het Zuidereiland, om dan terecht te komen aan de grens van het Abel Tasman National Park: een groot natuurpark ...

Picton/ The Queen Charlotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton/ The Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by cockles

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The next day we headed to the little town of Picton, gateway to the Queen Charlotte walking Track.  Now the QCT is described as hiking for non-hikers i.e. scenic and flat.  So being the brave adventurers we are we headed off on a three day, two ...

Set sail for the south island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Set sail for the south island

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

I only had one day here as i was quite keen to get to Kaikoura, but for a busy port it is really nice. The marlborough sounds surrounding it give it excellent walking possibilities and excellent views too. The hostel i stayed in called The Villa was ...

The starting line of 71km, Camps Bay Queen Charlotte Sound , New Zealand travel blog

The starting line of 71km

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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With tent, sleeping bag, and a change of clothes at the ready, as well as some essential food supplies, I left Picton this morning, joining a water taxi that would take me to my starting point for the Queen Charlotte Track, Ship Cove. Ship Cove was the ...

Green Shelled Mussel captial of the World, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Green Shelled Mussel captial of the World

A travel blog entry by beth

YUM - Green Mussels (I liked them baked better than steamed - get the all the flavors they are really good) Ridiciulously windy roads Ferry from North Island to South ...

Kiwi bussen, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi bussen

A travel blog entry by linderslade

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Vi rejser med Kiwi Experience paa New Zealand. Og det er absolut en helt genial maade at rejse paa. Man ser landet og stopper op forskellige steder og kigger natur. Guiden har styr paa alle de adventures man skulle faa lyst til. Og man moeder en del andre ...

North Island Adventures, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

North Island Adventures

A travel blog entry by travellingjess

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... performed by mini human holograms - I'd never seen anything like it apart from in Star Wars. Amazing! From Wellington, I caught a ferry to Picton in the south island and here I am. For the next week I'll be working on a farm, picking and cracking nuts, ...

Picton to Wellington: South Island to North Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton to Wellington: South Island to North Island

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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... stayed there for much longer. But we had to explore the North Island, and hoped that a week and a half would be enough time. Picton is a small town and we didn't do much there. We went to the police station to get our documents certified so we could get ...

We Have Conquered The North Island Of New Zealand, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

We Have Conquered The North Island Of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by mollyconor

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... sooner, but we have been on a whirl wind tour of the North Island of New Nealand. It has been an amazing adventure and New Zealand is wonderful! We rolled into Auckland, NZ around 8am after a 4am flight from Fiji. Needless to say we were pooped, but ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by alex_paul

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... was miserable so we didn't venture out much.When we finally did Alex beat me at mini golf... again! bad times. Highlight of picton was free choc pudding at our guest house - immence!!! Next stop Kaikoura farm park, going to be an interesting few ...

Abel Tasman, Nelson, Wine, Wellington and Family!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman, Nelson, Wine, Wellington and Family!

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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... Abel Tasman, and into colder and wetter weather. This was one places we really needed the weathers help. Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest national park, but one of the most beautiful, being surrounded by turquoise sea, islands, marine life, empty ...

Queen Charlotte track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Queen Charlotte track

A travel blog entry by markandrebecca

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...  ride from Picton, at Ship cove which was where Cook parked up the Endeavour and the Resolution while he explored this area of New Zealand.  Our first day was a gentle 15kms with the sun shining the whole way.  Our first night was spent at ...

Stopover at Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Stopover at Picton

A travel blog entry by rtwmurraystyle

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... washed the car and returned it to the hire company.  We then took the bus back north along the sunny coast and were in Picton by the evening. The coast here was littered with seals just relaxing on the rocks but sadly we couldn't get out to see them ...

Cook Straight, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Cook Straight

A travel blog entry by travelingval

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Took the ferry from Wellington to Picton -- beautiful, photos to follow when I find a 'puter that'll let ...

Life at the Lazy Fish, Picton, Malborough Sounds, New Zealand travel blog

Life at the Lazy Fish

A travel blog entry by celia_eggleston

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Heading South, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Heading South

A travel blog entry by kbecque

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... and hear about their lives and all the cool things that they have been doing with their vacations. My roommate in Picton was Sophie, another extremely sweet and friendly German girl. Sophie is also working and has been planting potatoes and picking ...

the Sounds, Out to Sea, Nice Scenery and Chocolate, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

the Sounds, Out to Sea, Nice Scenery and Chocolate

A travel blog entry by spanglehatsinoz

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Picton and the Marlborough Sounds - chillax town!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton and the Marlborough Sounds - chillax town!

A travel blog entry by ukjenjen

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... snorkel in the sea...was so refreshing but too cold for katherine!!!! the boat picked us up at 3pm and we eventually got back to picton at 4:30pm after more trips round different sounds! It was a great day out, very good value for money at $61.50 for the ...

Der erste Blick auf die Suedinsel...., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Der erste Blick auf die Suedinsel....

A travel blog entry by platte

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30/12/2007 .... war der Wahnsinn!!! In der Nacht sind wir in einer kleinen Bucht gelandet und heut bei dem wunderschoenen Wetter war der Ausblick wunderschoen!! Waehrend der Fahrt Richtung Marahau sind wir an einigen Wochenendmaerkten mit frischem Obst ...

Ferry Crossing from Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry Crossing from Picton

A travel blog entry by richie-ruth

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Picton ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by kathyface

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After the 3 hour ferry journey we jumped off in Picton. I said goodbye to my group and found my way to the jetty to catch a boat over to my hostel. Lochmara Lodge is in Lochmara may in Queen Charlotte Sound. It's about 10 mins from Picton by boat (no ...

Working Girl, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Working Girl

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... , not that I was uber upset by that though! We cruised into Picton via the Marlborough Sounds, which are the only real sounds in New Zealand, the rest are called Sounds but are actually Fiords (this is a lesson for another day though so I won’t get ...

Ferry to the South Island / Faehre auf Sued Insel, Cook Strait, New Zealand travel blog

Ferry to the South Island / Faehre auf Sued Insel

A travel blog entry by martha-daniel

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5th August - Trip to the South Island There are 2 options to get you to the South Island of New Zealand, by a nice 45 minute flight over or a 3 hour ferry journey over some of the roughest part of sea in the world, which option did we choose, the ferry ...

Nearly missing the bastard ferry., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Nearly missing the bastard ferry.

A travel blog entry by ritchie

... The ferry crossing is very beautiful, the last part being a meander through the fjord like coastline of Marlborough Sounds. The New Zealand coastline features a lot of sounds, long, wide ocean inlets according to dictionary.com; also a fishes bladders. ...

Jolly Roger!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Jolly Roger!

A travel blog entry by celeea

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... spent the day in Picton where we did a walk along Bob’s Bay just before the rain started again. We had a quick wander around Picton but there wasn’t really much to see so we went to find a holiday park to stay at that night. The place we ...

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