Ancient Mariner

Corner Waikawa Rd. & Wellington St., Picton, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Picton

Backblocks and Beaches, Sand and Sandflies

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie


... looking down towards Nelson and acres of mesh covered apple orchards, and right above the source of the Riwaka River where we had been the night before. Then a few hundred metres further along from the Lookout were the Ngarua Caves. David and Jeremy did the $15 tour which they declared was well worth the money and very interesting and informative. Erin and I aren't big on caves and prepared the Motueka Bakery pies for lunch – very delicious.

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End of Nowhere, part two

A travel blog entry by daretoknow


... then the roads started to become very interesting. Basically I was curving, left, then right as I steadily climbed a mountain - the drop was enormous and I did not dare sneak a peek until I stopped. Then the small tarmac two lanes become one and turned to white gravel - there was 22km of this as it went through bush, mountains and then eventually out to cattle grassland - the views were out of this world. The road had been cut into the ...

The Claridge family adventure: Part I

A travel blog entry by amyclaridge23


... Got back to Dad and jumped into the car for a three hour drive to Te Anau. I have to say the driving in NZ is probably more terrifying than the extreme sports. Way too many 5-10 rollers for me ... We settled into a lovely hotel in the lovely town of Te Anau and had a chilled night, eating food in the hotel diner and chilling, doing our laundry and planning the trip. The next morning we were up bright and early for our sea kayaking trip in the Milford Sound, the most beautiful ...

Zombies are coming but everything else is hogwash!

A travel blog entry by hqlu29

... where they were taken from the burrow. We had a screen viewing a kiwi bird who had just hatched out of its egg, the ranger on hand is there to help if any problems occur during this hatching process as many get stuck and struggle. We were able to view one kiwi bird who was only a few days old called Pancake as he laid flat on his tummy, he was so tiny and fluffy and such a rare sight to see it was so exciting.
Franz really had been a brilliant experience and one of ...

Day 12 - Tramp, Scrabble fatality & fondant

A travel blog entry by lemonyjo


... lengthy sea passage must have been incredibly difficult. It really forces a different perspective on our thoroughly researched trip!! After breakfast we packed up, left our bags with the guys at reception and set out on a 'tramp' (NZ for a hike or ramble) along a small section of the renowned Queen Charlotte Track (QCT). The QCT is a 71km coastal walking track stretching from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds. Passing through undisturbed stands ...


This hotel, located on Corner Waikawa Rd. & Wellington St., Picton, is near Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound, and Seahorse World Aquarium.
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