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Travel Blogs from Picton
... day's walk, but after the dinner, we went to a nearby café for a well-deserved beer.
The next day started cloudy and with fine drizzling rain, but got better during the day. The second part of the track was the most challenging one, with 24km of length and 650m altitude difference. This part was quite exhausting and we were glad, when we arrived our second Hostel in the Portage Bay, DeBretts Backpackers. The weather didn't look very convincing, too. But ...
... of usual wines then reserved/ special vintage. Lovely host . We had lunch there, I had Lamb, tender coated in Kumara sweet potato and green veg, Ken had snapper and risotto topped with green sliced apple and lemon, so tasty. Then we drove to the coast to see Cloudy Bay the beach, couldn't drive to the edge of the cliff and had to be satisfied with views from a distance. Getting lateish by then, so set off ...
... view of the sound. Home via the New World supermarket where we marvelled at the price of cheese (around £25 a kilo) but were pleased to receive an unprompted $27 refund for "being tourists" and a discount card so that we continue to get the discount. We like New World - at this rate we may even be able to afford some ...
Today we have taken the ferry from South Island Picton to Wellington on the North island
A 3 hour journey through the quite stunning Queen Charlotte Sound , past Cook Point into the open sea.
Sad to have left the South Island - we have barely touched the surface and will definitely be back or may be we will stay! We all love new Zealand
... ways in which Bob and Jennie live by their beliefs, moral-code and passions.
Bob and Jennie welcome wwoofers in all seasons except winter when they take a vacation (this year to sail from California to New Zealand). They also welcome school groups - like the uni agro-business group that came out one morning. Bob always gets the inevitable question about his plans for expansion, which frustrates him as people don't seem ...
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