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    Queen Charlotte Track, South Island.
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See all 31 Blenheim Tips
  • Fine wine, good food

    Blenheim Restaurants

    We didn't have a reservation, but were offered to eat outside - it might rain within an hour. It didn't, the sun shone, the food was fabulous and the wine did its work. They were very quick with the dishes - perhaps because of the expected rain - but not in a hurry. We also tried two desert: both very good.

  • Chateau Marlborough

    Blenheim Hotels

    Learned about Chateau Marlborough during a search on the Internet. The web site looked okay....

  • Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

    Blenheim Things to Do

    The 2nd Saturday of February each year has the unbelievably good wine and food festival. With a major selection of world class wines and some great kiwi food to go with it (lamb, venison etc etc) you have to watch the waist line at this event. In February the weather is usually hot and just perfect for sampling your favourite grape.



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  • Intercity : Picton to Kaikoura

    Picton Transportation

    If you're travelling around New Zealand and don't have your own wheels, one of the options available to you is Intercity New Zealand.Intercity have a number of ticket options available to you; these include pass options (so that you can keep your itinerary flexible) as well as single/return journey options.If you need to make a firm itinerary to...

  • Tourist Court Motels

    Picton Hotels

    I did not stay here, but it's right in the centre of Picton. Not sure how the cost compares to other...

  • Edwin Fox Maritime Center

    Picton Things to Do

    From their website: The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre is open every day from 8.45am to 5pm (in the Summer until 6:30) at Dunbar Wharf, which is only a two minute walk along the foreshore from the Cook Strait Ferry terminal in Picton. Thousands of people visit the museum and the ship each year in its lovely setting in the Queen Charlotte Sound. To view...


Queen Charlotte Sound

  • Take the right track.

    Queen Charlotte Sound Off The Beaten Path

    There are a few places, while walking the Queen Charlotte Track, where you really need to pay attention and read the green DOC (Dept of Conservation) signs. If you head out on the wrong track, you will need to do some serious walking to get back to where you should be...Here the track goes up the small hill on the left side of the photo, not the...

  • West Bay Water Tranport

    Queen Charlotte Sound Transportation

    West Bay Water Transport operates 7 days a week service around Queen Charlotte Sound, with both scheduled and "On Demand" services.In summer and shoulder season, they operate 5 times daily: in winter, 3 times daily.They have a fleet of 2 high-speed vessels, with a total capacity of up to 60 passengers.They operate from the floating jetty in...

  • Walk the Track.

    Queen Charlotte Sound Things to Do

    If you plan to walk the Queen Charlotte Track, the best option is to catch the Water Taxi out to Ship Cove and head back to Picton from there. The Track is somewhere between 67 - 71 kms long, depending on the exact route that you take. Walking this direction is best because the Water Taxi will collect your heavy bags each morning and take them on...



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  • The Mussel Boys

    Havelock Restaurants

    The atmosphere and food were fantastic at this mainly open air restaurant. The service was very friendly. We were a party of two adults. We bought one mixed platter and one bowl of mussels (wine and garlic sauce). This was sufficient for us! The platters and bowls of mussels were about $17 each.

  • Pulling mussels from the shell

    Havelock Restaurants

    These "boys" deserve to go far. The price is affordable, the ambience is quaint, and the quality is high. Yes, the Springbok/All Black match on the roof has been going on for years and years. We stop everytime we can to get a pot or two of mussels, done every which way....Mum and Dad would approve, too. Guinness and bacon is different.Otherwise,...

  • Wine Tours

    Havelock Things to Do

    Just a hour drive from Havelock is the gateway to Marlborough?s superb wineries. Wine Tours can be organised from Havelock to pick you up from your accommodation and delivered back to your door in the evening.


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