Travel Blogs from Picton, New Zealand

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Early Birds, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Early Birds

A travel blog entry by liammichelle

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... bags. Michelle slept for the entire journey and didn't realise that the ship had even moved when she was woken up at 9am in Picton, the gateway to the south island. She needed the sleep she'd to drive to Kaikoura, on the east coast, home to seals, ...

Bully for Buller, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Bully for Buller

A travel blog entry by pete-r

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... ; E 174° 00.9' Via Kaiteriteri Having indulged by going along the west coast yesterday, I now had to get back to the Picton region in order to be able to catch the morning ferry tomorrow. That meant no time for kayaking in Kaiteriteri, but I headed ...

Sad farewell to South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Sad farewell to South Island

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... in the north. Our summary of South Island can simplyfied by saying we should of stayed here 3 months not 3 weeks. We left Picton and the hour cruising through the Marlborough Sound was a constant reminder of the beauty we were leaving behind. We arrived ...

Still WWOOFing, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Still WWOOFing

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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This entry is going to be a quick one just to update on the rest of the time that I was working in Picton. To be honest I didn't really do anything but the work in the morning and then walk around Picton on the afternoon. There was a day when Rhi, Andrea ...

Dolphin Magic, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphin Magic

A travel blog entry by alvrez

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... people got quite close. Honestly, it was the most mind blowing thing I have ever seen, and it bought tears to my eyes. Drove to Picton ready to catch the early ferry in the morning. We are staying at another P.O.P in a nice big field, ready for our 6am ...

Südinslä adee, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Südinslä adee

A travel blog entry by illbethere

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Mir si in Picton a cho. Hiä gö mir uf d Fährä richtig Wellington ufd Nordinslä. Üs het d Südinslä unheimläch gfauä. Mir heis schön gha und äs het aus klapet und ds outo louft immerno! ;) ...

heading back to the north island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

heading back to the north island

A travel blog entry by cariandbob

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... stories. also meet brian from cali. a science school teacher-very soft spoken, compassionate, adn a marathon hiker. he's hitched all over new zealand-true keroac style! we all got on the subject of the war- and we were amazed by the sympathies that were ...

Wellington-Picton ferry crossing, Robin Hood Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington-Picton ferry crossing

A travel blog entry by gemma_doogal

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... . The museum entry was free and it gave us the opportunity to learn about Maori culture - something you can’t visit New Zealand without trying to understanding. In particular we learnt about the importance of greenstone / jade in Maori culture and ...

Picton - Nelson - Abel Tasman, Picton - Nelson - Abel Tasman, New Zealand travel blog

Picton - Nelson - Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by debjenkins

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We head out early on the bus for Picton a small town at the top of the North Island; Susi and I decide not to stay there (very, very small town with only wine tours to keep us busy) but instead to catch an intercity bus with Karl to Nelson so that we have ...

The Queen Charlotte Track, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

The Queen Charlotte Track

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... Sound up to Ship Cove where we would start todays walk. The Queen Charlotte Track is one of the only multi day hikes in New Zealand that overnight accomodation can be spent in hotels and b&b's I liked that, you can also get your bags driven around to ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by cb_goes_again

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... klein voor, maar gewoon rotsen, midden in de baai... Wauw!! En die heb ik nu onderweg toch weer genoeg kunnen zien. Bij aankomst in Picton, werd ik opgehaald door een busje van het hostel. Het hostel was oke, alleen werd er van 8.00 am tot 5.00 pm flink ...

New Zealand, Beautiful but chilly, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand, Beautiful but chilly

A travel blog entry by shepanderson

It's been an eventful week away, with every new day presenting stunning scenery and eventful happenings. It would be too long winded to describe every event so summeries are the only way i can share my journey so far (and also the use of the internet in ...

Over the Cook Straight, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Over the Cook Straight

A travel blog entry by maysy

Today was part of the journey that I have not been looking forward to - the ferry crossing to South Island from Wellington. I have a tendency to feel ill when the sea is calm!! While waiting to board the ferry I met a German couple who were also ...

Back to Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Picton

A travel blog entry by yam_cina

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We was back to Picton for the night at the same backpacker, big mistake but that was already explained on the first Picton entry. The next morning we go to ...

Going South, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Going South

A travel blog entry by firstj

Awesome scenary on the crossing (Booked via www.interislander.co.nz - Phone: 0800 802 802) between Wellington and Picton.  In between the islands it was sunny but quite windy so a good time to catch up on the Premiership Footy on in the bar.  ...

On the road again, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... you can do there is Whale watching, as I've done it before and it's really expensive we gave it a miss. Arriving in Picton, Jamie was over the moon to find a Scottish pub in town and practically ecstatic to discover they served Belhaven (his local brew). ...

South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by gemandsam

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... of Cornwall. Once again we'd left it until the last minute to book a hostel so after ringing every hostel in Picton, Nelson and Blenheim they all told us there was no room at the inn. So we had to travel 3 hours north ...

North Queensland Safari, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

North Queensland Safari

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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Today was about one thing, nature, and in particular, animals. We were very kindly lent a car by some new local friends, and after a curry and movie night at their funky flat, we headed off early up the coast from Cairns, passing Port Douglas and into ...

Mit den Delphinen auf die Suedinsel, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Mit den Delphinen auf die Suedinsel

A travel blog entry by tomfroehle

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Von Wellington sind wir direkt am naechsten Tag mit der Faehre nach Picton auf die Suedinsel gefahren. Auf der Ueberfahrt ham uns springende Delphine begleitet und auf der Suedinsel wurden wir von einer wunderschoenen Fjordlandschaft ...

Bye bye North Island!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Bye bye North Island!

A travel blog entry by decemberchick

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Photos from the ferry journey (Wellington- picton on the ...

South Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by steveandshaz

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... the ram?, it goes like this: An average new zealander find himself wearing his wife's bathrobes stood in the middle of a field in Barrytown New Zealand whilst having a "fight" with a ram. The ram, in the course of the "fight", tore the robes from the new ...

goodbye south island... you will be missed!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

goodbye south island... you will be missed!

A travel blog entry by euniceandbyoung

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... wide open plains is no easy task! an experience, "yes", but no easy task! good thing the wine tastings warmed us up! new years eve in picton was nothing special. there was a free bbq and an open air concert on the beach, but the impression we got was ...

Überfahrt!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Überfahrt!

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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Es geht auf die Nordinsel! Über die Cook Strait geht es durch den schönen Queen Charlotte Sound raus aufs Meer und rüber nach Wellington. Delfine inklusive! ...

Congelados en Nueva Zelanda!, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Congelados en Nueva Zelanda!

A travel blog entry by somanyroads

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Hola a todos! Escribimos rapidito para contarles que la estamos pasando con frio pero muy bien por Nueva Zelanda que nos encanta, ayer fuimos a ver geisers, fumarolas, y lagunas sulfurosas salidas del mismo infierno, un olor a huevo podrido ...

Goodbye North Island, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbye North Island

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

... saying goodbye to the North Island and beginning our adventure in the South Island. The ferry took about 3 hours, and we arrived in Picton. That night we stayed at hostel, where all night long I was being kicked by Moritz, well actually his feet not ...

Wine, glorious wine., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Wine, glorious wine.

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... a walk down historical South Street, a quaint little street of old weatherboard workers cottages which is possibly the oldest intact street in New Zealand, built in the 1860s. Then back on the road to Picton via Blenheim. On the way we passed countryside ...

Picton, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

Picton

A travel blog entry by christieninnz

... alleen de hostels, maar ook het eten en de activiteiten. Geweldig. Vooral omdat je hier zo vreselijk lekker kunt eten. Picton is een leuk havenstadje aan de Marlborough Sounds en toegangspoort tot het Zuider-Eiland. Klein stadje, waar het een drukte ...

So pretty., Picton, New Zealand travel blog

So pretty.

A travel blog entry by cmj

The radio loops through the fm band seeking any interruption to the pure static. In most parts of the south island, I couldn't pick up a single broadcast. Even in the bigger cities it was lucky if they had two stations. When something did emerge from ...

De bevende bieb, Picton, New Zealand travel blog

De bevende bieb

A travel blog entry by eduardennicole

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Zit je rustig in de bibliotheek van Hokitika je e-mail te checken, begint opeens de hele bieb heen en weer te schudden. Verschrikt keken we elkaar aan: een aardbeving? De oude man achter ons keek met een sombere blik op van zijn krantje: 'That must have ...

Picton to Punakaiki, Picton, Lake Rotoiti, Lake Rotoroa, Greymouth, Punakaiki, New Zealand travel blog

Picton to Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by kateandandy

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Wednesday 26th October 2005 We had a few hours before we had to catch the ferry to the South Island of New Zealand today so we drove to Wellington Botanical Gardens and had a really good walk through, on the way we passed the Rose Garden, the ...

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