Picton Off The Beaten Path

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    Arriving at Picton from Wellington
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    Queen Charlotte Drive - Picton to Havelock

    by CDM7 Updated Jan 12, 2014

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    When we left the ferry at Picton we were then heading towards the town of Nelson.This meant we were able to take the scenic route named Queen Charlotte Drive.This is a narrow and twisty road which runs between Picton and Havelock,a distance of about 40 km.The drive is well worth while,taking you through native forests ,several secluded bays and delightful natural scenery.

    Arriving at Picton from Wellington Views along the route
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    It's a long way to Portage Bay

    by al2401 Written Aug 13, 2012

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    Are you the sort of traveller that sees a road on a map and thinks - 'let's go there!' ? Well I am. I saw this road on the map when checking out the Malborough Sounds. It follows a narrow piece of land between Queen Charlotte Sound and Mahau then Kenepuru Sounds to Portage Bay and beyond.

    Only 25km - shouldn't take long! It took over 1 hour! It is a very winding, hilly road that follows the shore of Mahau Sound and then Kenepuru Sound until it reaches the Portage Resort Hotel. Unfortunately on the way to Portage all the views were on the left and behind us through quite thick shrubs. But, not one to give up, we drove on until we reached the resort for a coffee.

    We were rewarded with views of a beautiful cove which we admired over a coffee. The return journey was much improved as we faced the openings in the bushes and had some pleasant surprises.

    By the way the resort was in receivership at the time.

    Portage Bay - Kenepruru Sound Portage Bay - Kenepuru Sound Mahau Sound Mahau Sound Mahau Sound
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    the Marlborough Vineyards

    by pepples46 Written Dec 26, 2005

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    from Picton to Blenheim, just a short trip and anyway on your way down south to Canterbury or Southland. stay for a while, live the good life..wine, fresh seafood, they serve Venison, Lambchopstoo..actually everything you like...you choose the wine

    Marlborough Vineyard
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    the Marlborough Sounds

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    have a look at my separate page, you wont be disappointed ..I think. personally I love this page the most, because the Marlborough Sound are an unique part of New Zealand. tell me what you think!!

    National Park Abel Tasman Track
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