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Travel Blogs from Picton
... dance duo accompanied by the Royal Caribbean dance group. We have got to know the young dancers as they live on board with us. We usually sit 3 rows from the front in the shows and the dancers usually come in Kate and dit in the first 2 rows. I didn't egg a chance to send our blogs as wifi was scarce, so as this was our last port and wifi on the ship is very expensive, we'll have to wait until we get to Karens place to send the blogs and photos. So, to bed ...
... unmade road, that gave us tantalising glimpses of azure water and wooded inlets through the undergrowth. The road climbed and then broke out into grassy highland slopes grazed by sheep and cattle, but this time our view was obscured by the cloud billowing round us! Finally the road dropped again and we could see French Pass, a narrow channel between the mainland and D'Urville Island, where the currents ...
Up early for the road trip to Wellington in time for the 2.4m ferry. It was a beautiful drive along the lake, across the Rangipo Desert landscape, and through the hills to Wellington. We stop at Foxton for coffee, spending quite a while hunting for toilets! We arrive in plenty of time for the ferry, and have a beautiful calm crossing. It's a beautiful ...
... this is a beautiful place. A lot of work has been done on some of the islands to eradicate pests (stoats, possums, rats, other introduced animals) and reintroduce native birds. Our guides told us that when white men first explored Queen Charlotte Sound, there were so many native birds and their birdsong was so loud that you had to take a boat into the middle of a bay or inlet or channel to have a proper conversation. Now of course many of the birds are endangered ...
... mussels and scallops.It's one of these places, where you realize on your arrival day that you've booked for longer...
We really enjoyed the lodge and on our day off, we took the kayaks, crossed the Double Bay and took a look at the hull of a wrecked ship.
In the evening, we were invited for a complementary dinner with fresh green lip mussles, bread and various dips. After that, we were served the best Pizza in New Zealand so far and we allowed ourselves a ...
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
45 High Street, Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65