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Travel Blogs from Picton
... meal," “meal in under an hour,” and “most creative” – to name a few.
Hopefully this short update will satisfy curiosity the same way that last night’s dinner satisfied our bellies. We’ll be sure to write again in a couple weeks once we finish up here, but in the meantime there’s not a whole lot else to say!
- Liam & ...
... We dumped our bags at reception and headed into town to have a look around. Turns out the town really wasn't that big so this didn't take long! So we had hot chocolates at a cafe and perused the lunch menu. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it...moule marinere! It was so good and came with crunchy bread... Probably not the best use of my money but totally worth it! After that we headed back the Villa hostel, checked in ...
... and the seats quickly filled up. The ferry departed the terminal at 5 past 9 and after about half hour I stood up and walked out on to the deck and walked around looking for any dolphins or whales. I saw 4 dolphins and after they left a whale came within 10 meters of the ferry. I took a few photos of the dolphins and the whale then I walked around outside some more. I then went back inside and sat back down where I was sitting before. I ...
... reading a book, going in for a dip, bit of a walk, back to the loungers.
At the end of the day we had to find somewhere to stay. Now we could have stayed in the camp ground there. We have stayed before, it is OK but you are cheek by jowel with everybody else and it is quite expensive - $19 per person. We could also have stayed at
another camp a bit further out and slightly cheaper but we decided to try a new place in our NZMCA book which necessited a drive of ...
... and marvel at that. But we are in Picton the most northern part of South island to catch the car ferry to Wellington the huge harbour at the bottom of North island.
Its a superb 4 hour cruise between the islands. Meandering through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound into the Cook Strait and over to the North island. Once in Wellington we just have an evening to see what we can, including a quick ride up the cable car - yes another!
So after a nights rest its ...
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