Ancient Mariner

Corner Waikawa Rd. & Wellington St., Picton, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by laura_schofield


On our last day in Nelson we had to be up early for the bus to Picton and knew we had to get our bags either down a ridiculously long and windy hill or down a flight of step concrete steps so thought it best to give ourselves some time to do this. We enjoyed the free breakfast once more and even stole a roll to have either at lunch or with dinner that evening. The bus journey was around 3 hours and we got into Picton too early to ...

Day 15

A travel blog entry by richieh


... and the seats quickly filled up. The ferry departed the terminal at 5 past 9 and after about half hour I stood up and walked out on to the deck and walked around looking for any dolphins or whales. I saw 4 dolphins and after they left a whale came within 10 meters of the ferry. I took a few photos of the dolphins and the whale then I walked around outside some more. I then went back inside and sat back down where I was sitting before. I ...

Backblocks and Beaches, Sand and Sandflies

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie


... use of the hot tub. We were directed to a nice grassy area behind the cafe by the owner/manager – originally from Bradford. We enjoyed a hot tub that evening, we enjoyed a hot tub the following morning even though it was only 4 degrees outside.... and we met some nice people in a Hino bus the
following morning.

We stayed at Blenheim Racecourse last night – one of our favourite stop-over places – and are booked on the ferry tonight at 7p.m. ...

First Stop North Island

A travel blog entry by kelleyandalan


... What a great way to end a sweaty hike! The lodge is an old well manicured lodge that reminded me a bit of a large old plantation. White and big wrap around porches taking in the water and grounds. We basked here for awhile while we ate seafood and drank a few glasses of chilled white wine. The water taxi whisked us away and placed us back in Picton in 1.5 hours. We took a dip in the Top 10 pool, made a simple dinner, and drank a bottle of NZ Pear and Ginger Cider. Awesome ...

A vine day

A travel blog entry by guyfairbank

... Sauvignon Blanc last night; this time we cycled off with an oaked one - delicious. Then it was back to the accommodation where the owner Mary had kindly washed our clothes (ever the travelling obsession), before heading off on SH6 to Fromm, which Quentin had recommended. They're known for their reds, which, though pricier than others, were excellent. I'm not normally a big fan of Syrah but I've really warmed to them in NZ and theirs was no exception. Fab Pinot Noirs too! Feeling ...


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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