Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton

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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. Arrange your visit to Queen Charlotte Sound and discover more family-friendly attractions in Picton using our Picton itinerary builder.
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  • Believe their ratings of intermediate-expert etc and also the times. They are not understated. Bring all the "gear" and tons of memory for the camera  more »
  • This is a great 4 day walk. We found it quite hard. But very enjoyable. The 2nd and 4th day were the best  more »
  • We went here for the part at the crossing on the North Island. a fascinating landscape.
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