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Travel Blogs from Picton
Today we saw our 3rd sunrise as we woke up at 5am. We quickly got up, dressed, packed up camp, packed the kayak and paddled out onto the perfectly flat, glass like water of the Queen Charlotte Sound. This was a bit of a last minute decision as we heard the weather was due to change later in the day, and the idea of a dawn kayak seemed a no brainer! It seems that the perfectly calm waters attract jellyfish to the surface and ...
We thought this area was lovely when we arrived on the South Island and along with Alan's recommendation to take a boat tour of the Sound we decided to return if we had time. So we finished our loop around the coast and spent a bit of time around Picton, which is very beautiful as well as a complicated piece of coastline and which we rushed in our haste to get ...
... from the morning, and answering questions.
Even though we’ve had lots of time free, we’ve both been keeping busy. Picton is a very nice place to run, with quite a new good quality trails, so we’ve been out almost every day running somewhere. One of our favourites is called The Snout track, which goes from downtown Picton to the end of the peninsula ...
... weren't wrong! Not only did we survive
the many, windy roads up and down mountains we; jumped out a plane at
12,000ft over the stunning Franz Josef glacier; we didn't fall out of
the gondola 300m above Queenstown and then took a flying leap off
'the Ledge' with a 47m drop; we didn't explode after munching our way
through a head-size 'Ferg-burger'; and we didn't sink on the Milford
sound even with heavy rain and strong waterfalls passing by us. Of
... beautiful. It was sunny, and as you looked down into the water you could see thousands of jellyfish, so many and close together they made the sea look white! We had a quick stop in Picton and then a scenic drive towards Nelson, stopping on the way at Founders Park and Brewery. We had a tasting session and wondered around the replica village- I think it was trying to be Nelson in the early ...
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