Travel Blogs from Picton
... commit to doing it after our 20Km hike we'd signed up for. We woke up at 5am the next morning to set off on our hike up Mount Doom and the Tongariro crossing ! Mount Doom is the mountain from The Lord of the rings for those of you who don't know. We were warned it was a challenging walk, however not warned of the weather conditions we were about to face. I thought to myself it would be an excellent opportunity to top up the tan, so there I went dressing myself in my ...
... it sound more tourist friendly... It is one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand and has some of the most beautiful beaches – although they vary between mud and shingle to deep-golden sand. It is the Cornwall/Devon/Wales part of the South Island (probably Coromandel being the North Island equivalent).
We could now cross the Marlborough Sounds off our list (we did the other “arm” on our first visit, seven years ago) and we have visited the area ...
... s time for a beer. Justin, this place has your name all over it !! We have been kayaking and hiking around today. Tomorrow we leave early to paddle about 10 K to pull out and then drive a few hours meet up with the rest of the group at St. Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes region. Then it is on the the West CoastI and Punakaiki.I have surprised myself by how quickly I have given up on my typical need to know details and plans as we move forward. This is a new place for ...
... that ran it showed us a mussel farm where they produce over $200,000,000 worth of mussels per year! We then headed off to a deserted beach where we pulled up and stretched our legs for a while – marion at this point even picked up a jelly fish!! Very brave!! We all then eagerly jumped back into the boat and continued our journey back, it was all over far too quickly but has definitely made us want to buy a boat now!! We tour operators suggested we ...
... and fhips as my family say but I have to disagree.
Here is where we get to answering the title of this blog....... During my travels I have found that I am very open to the spiritual explanations cultures have such as the Maori and Aboriginals use to teach younger generations about their ancestors and about the world they live in. I think this is mainly due to my hope that Nan and Grandad are still with myself and the family in some way. I really do love the stories ...
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