Okiwa Bay Lodge

169 Anakiwa Road, Picton, South Island, New Zealand | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $197.00

Travel Blogs from Picton

From whale boat to mail boat

A travel blog entry by jimrob


Wednesday 6th

Following the cancellation of all whale watching trips yesterday due to the dreadful weather, we were booked on for this morning - weather permitting.
Up at 7, quick breakfast, and down to the Kaikoura Whale Watch centre to see if the trip was running. It was - and I was so glad I had put the anti-seasickness patch behind …

North Island Antics

A travel blog entry by daisyymaisyy


... Taupo - where I threw myself out a plane (I'll get to that in a minute...) - River Valley - a remote hostel where we shared a 30 man bed - Wellington - the capital city ! (By now my suitcase had deteriorated to a wheel less , handle less , dysfunctional , box full of my clothes ...a new heavy duty one has been purchased. That'll teach me.) Taupo was definitely the best place because of our activities. The first day there was too windy to sky dive which was dangerous, so we ...

Backblocks and Beaches, Sand and Sandflies

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie


... it sound more tourist friendly... It is one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand and has some of the most beautiful beaches – although they vary between mud and shingle to deep-golden sand. It is the Cornwall/Devon/Wales part of the South Island (probably Coromandel being the North Island equivalent).

We could now cross the Marlborough Sounds off our list (we did the other “arm” on our first visit, seven years ago) and we have visited the area ...

Motueka to Wharariki then Cable Bay

A travel blog entry by russandbeth


... put to use with live entertainment from time to time.


Takaka itself appears to be a hive of artists with many galleries, panoramic murals on many external walls and beautiful hanging baskets along both sides of the street.

The wind never abated all day which made driving the big van on the mountainous roads hard work for Russ. Driving up the peninsular even in the ...

The Claridge family adventure: Part I

A travel blog entry by amyclaridge23


... arrived in Queenstown and I'd apparently accidentally booked into a hostel ... Awkward. So awkward. Sydney was ridiculously rushed, trying to fit everything into one jetlagged day, two normal days and one day was lost to waiting 15 hours for the coolest fireworks display on earth, (worth it.) But we managed it, had a great (brief) time and moved on to NZ for the main show! The lonely planet guide we bought at the airport spouted something on the first page about the fact that you ...

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