Travel Blogs from Picton
When we arrived in Christchurch and told our driver our plans he tut tut tutted and told us about Cyclone Lusi, heading our way and due to hit the Cook Strait just as we did!
We've been watching the weather forecasts and reckon we will be ok.
So we got up this morning to rain and wind, however it seemed more like the normal kind. The train left Christchurch on time at 7am. There seems to be some problem with the rolling stock of Kiwi scenic rail as they've had to take the ...
We had a very comfortable night's stay at The Fat Cod in Picton, surprisingly so, given that it was an uninspiring place by daylight - right next door to a railway freight yard and looking rather like a Portakabin. Still, it was a launching post for a beautifully scenic drive around the Queen Elizabeth Sound and coast road, from Picton to Nelson, via Havelock. We stopped at roughly every third or fourth lookout point, restraining ...
... I could teach her to kayak but as is the way with New Zealand the weather took a turn for the worst and basically didn't stop raining for 2 days. We made the most of the bad weather by visiting some hot springs and going to the cinema to watch The Hobbit (again). I left Vicky and began to make my way South with a few planned stop overs. My first stop was Hobbiton, for a tour of the movie set where they filmed the hobbit holes during both The Lord ...
... surrounds. First off though was my dads favourite past time – dumping the waste water which was now overflowing into the shower – gross! After trying to find the tap to empty the tank proved unsuccessful we asked a nearby camper if they could help – they confirmed our suspicions the tap had broken off and so we had no way of dumping it! We realised a bit of bad news means a very stressed mark medley! We tried to get him to chill ...
... It was at this time that we also encountered our first batch of sandflies, nasty little critters. New Zealand sandflies have a native Māori legend wherein "the god Tu-te-raki-whanoa had just finished creating the landscape of Fiordland, it was absolutely stunning... so stunning that it stopped people from working. They just stood around gazing at the beauty instead. The goddess Hinenuitepo became angry at these unproductive people, so she created ...
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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