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Travel Blogs from Picton
... with tasting and driving! There are over 140 wineries in the Marlborough area and we visited four of the smaller ones tasting some lovely wines especially at Framingham’s which you can get in the UK. The next day was a long drive down the coast, mostly in the rain but still amazing scenery including the seal colony at Ohau Point. Interesting tunnel design as the road stuck close to the ocean edge. Stopped at Kaikoura, ...
... coves. These were choc-a-bloc and we were worried that Kenepuru would also be full. We arrived and it was empty! It really is a most fabulous campsite, with new loos and a cold shower! The views were tremendous, and it was great for birdwatching. I was delighted to see a family of Spoonbills, lots of stilts and the usual noisy spur-winged plovers. As we were setting up camp and chatting to a lady who had just arrived, a weka hopped onto our camping ...
December 1, 2014
We spent the night at the Pavilion Hotel which is between downtown Christchurch and the airport. Outside of inconvenient parking, this was an excellent hotel at a better price than the Ibis, our earlier hotel in Christchurch. We popped out of bed with the mission of turning in our Apex rental car and picking up a Camper Van at Apollo Rental. We filled up our rental car with petrol, grabbed some donuts and followed our GPS to the ...
... which afforded beautiful scenery through the sounds.
After booking in to our accommodation we checked where the ferry leaves from and then to the local hotel for a beer and to watch the Melbourne Cup.
Tomorrow we leave for the North Island.
Until next time
Alan & Narelle
... and reading "Dogs of New Zealand Wineries."
Getting hungry for dinner and being pushed out of the winery because it had closed, we headed back to Blenheim for dinner at Cornerstone Bar (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cornerstone-ba r-blenheim). Thoroughly exhausted and ready for bed, we dragged ourselves home and fell asleep. We enjoyed our experience in Blenheim, but we had to get back to Christchurch for the Lorde concert on Monday.
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $98
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $93
2923 Kenepuru Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $163
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $363
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $113
45 High Street, Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65