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Travel Blogs from Picton
... the rocks, we watched the seals for ten minutes before her majesty decided the temperature was no longer to her liking and I was ordered to paddle back. After what seemed like an eternity against the current we got to within a couple of hundred meters of the hotel jetty and noticed a couple of the staff were watching us, at this point Anna decided to help out and dipped her paddle in a couple of times I guess to show she could if she wanted to, on climbing out of the kayak ...
We had a wonderful dinner yesterday. I had promised Elsie I would take her out for supper to celebrate her birthday which was March 19th. Very nice little place at the other end of the village but well worth it. Our train for Picton is leaving at 9:54 this morning and so no need to wake up really early. Spent the night at a hostel called the Albatross a little distance from downtown Kaikoura. Made it to the station ...
... in our Rough Guide that there was a good 3 day treck called Gillespies Pass, which packs as much punch as some of the 'Great Walks' i.e. the Milford, Kapler, Routeburn but minus the hundreds of people and cheaper huts. We checked out the details in a small country town called Makarora and after a bit of biccering decided we'd embark on it tomorrow - we parked up in the cheap campsite, soon to become our favourite spots! Day 1: park the ...
... and it was worth it for an amazing view and a brilliant sense if achievement :) On the 22nd we carried on south and stopped of at a kiwi by only stop, river valley. This was a small lodge down in a 'river valley!' It was a long twisty drive to get there buy more than worth it. Here we went white water rafting, this was one of the best places to do it as it was one of the few places that had grade 5 rivers, the top grade is 6 and only for experts! We spent about 2 hours in ...
... interesting to see how the city reforms in a few more years.
Next stop- Queenstown. What can I say? Hardly our favorite stopping point in NZ, but if you like resorts you’ll love it here. Fortunately for us stay was brief and the journey onwards to Te Anau stunning.
Majestic lakes and mountains populate the area... and a few hoards of sheep! Te Anau is also homed on a large lake, however the weather here, unshielded by the mountains makes it ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $90
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $73
Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $132
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $324
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $100
45 High St., Picton | Hotelfrom $66