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Travel Blogs from Picton
... in at the Bluebridge Ferry terminal just in time and made ourselves comfortable for the wait to be called to boarding. The ferry was late for some reason and we ended up waiting for almost two hours, but finally we were allowed on board. The car deck smelled awfully like a farm barn, maybe because some of the trucks ...
... got this for half price on bookme ($70 each). The primary function of this boat is to deliver mail to the residents of the outer Sounds. It goes every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and takes everything from mail and groceries to livestock and people. The boat has used tourists to help fund the service pretty much since it started doing the deliveries in 1918 (the government decided it was uneconomical to do this themselves, although they still do pay an ...
Farewell Abel Tasman, hello Piction, our departure point for the Interislander ferry tomorrow. The excursion of the last few days caught up with us this morning, everything ached and, when I did that involuntary stretch that one does in a morning, I thought bits were going to fall off ! But the draw of breakfast normally gets the joints working so we were up and running (term used loosely). First thing was down to the water taxis to get a few photos as we ...
... pulled in to say our goodbyes. Our adventures with David and Erin had ended for another trip although we look forward to welcoming them to Brixham this coming June,
Where to go? The weather was forecast to be fine and sunny for the next few days so we decided a couple of days on a beach was what was required. We headed to Kaiteriteri (ky
terry terry, or quite often ky terry). Kaiteriteri is one of the busiest beaches in the South Island, maybe in New Zealand ...
... heading out into the Tasman Sea and Wellington. The others were inside so I sat chatting to Mark who was on a hiking holiday and had done this ferry trip before. The trip takes about 2.5 hours. The journey down the Sound is very scenic - someone likened it to being on the Norweigian Fiords. Before heading out into the open sea it really narrows and you feel you could touch the land on either side of you.
Disembarking in Wellington was a bit of a ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $98
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $163
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $363
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $113
45 High St., Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65