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Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton

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#3 of 27 in Parks in Marlborough Region
Water Body · Nature / Park
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An erstwhile river valley long since drowned by the sea, Queen Charlotte Sound is a vast coastal inlet, home to several islands and surrounded by smaller coves and offshoots. A ferry ride across the sound offers clear views over the deep blue water to the verdant, wrinkled coastline. To really experience the scenery, however, take one of the smaller boats that travels round the coastline--such as the mail boat that delivers to several picturesque settlements unreachable by land. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins, and fish in the water, and seabirds overhead. Landlubbers can enjoy an unrivalled view of the area from the Queen Charlotte Track, a hiking and biking trail that stretches the length of the sound. Take the guesswork out of planning a Picton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Walking in Endeavour inlet & beautiful birds there after all great pest control here. Magnificent views & taxi pickup for bags.Lodges great for stays & meals. 
    Walking in Endeavour inlet & beautiful birds there after all great pest control here. Magnificent views & taxi pickup for bags.Lodges great for stays & meals.  more »
  • Fantastic views of beautiful bays and bush covered mountains. Something new around every corner. Great to explore by foot, ferry, bike, water, road, path, air, boat, coast, mountain... Just do it! 
    Fantastic views of beautiful bays and bush covered mountains. Something new around every corner. Great to explore by foot, ferry, bike, water, road, path, air, boat, coast, mountain... Just do it!  more »

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