Just be sure, when walking any or all of the sections of the Queen Charlotte Track, that at times you traverse private land. It's only the grace of that landowner that allows this to happen, therefore it is paramount that we all respect that, and be sure to keep to the track and not stray onto that private land.
One of the main rules is to shut gates. It can be very serious if you leave a gate open and animals can enter or exit certain areas. There can be serious consequences if this occurs.
One of the most common ways to get to the South Island of New Zealand is to arrive by Inter Island Ferry. Either as a foot passenger, or with your vehicle, it caters for all. We arrived at the Marlborough Sounds right on sunset, and although it meant we missed some lovely views, we did get to see the beauty of the sun over the Sounds.
Here in these photos we are entering the Tory Channel, from Cook Strait, and this leads into Queen Charlotte Sound where we berth at the port of Picton.
Fondest memory: The sunset over the hills and water was really magical. In daylight hours the Marlborough Sounds are equally as beautiful as well.
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Most of the time the bushline goes right down to the sea. But in small pockets and tiny bays, cute little beaches form, and some have a clearing for access. This lovely little bay is a Ship Cove one of the northern areas of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Fondest memory: The views for the top of the ridges are stunning, however views from sealevel are something to behold as well. The only thing missing here is warm water, but we are close to Antarctica down here, on a world scale ;-)
I liked the small pebble beach with rushes and grass, not to mention the view in behind!