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Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did a walk from lochmara bay to Anakiwa and a mtb trip from Anakiwa to Missletoe bay and back. The track is fun and has some great views. Enjoyed it and would do it again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1989matthiash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing 4 day hike ... every day brought new and more breathtaking scenery. We did the 4 days Boutique Guided Walk with Wilderness Adventures and it was all incredible. The lodges were amazing; the food outstanding; the wine with dinner; our guide was so knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen559
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this track so much everytime it’s different from the last agree with other posts that some track $ should go on the climb up to ship cove pass just like a river bed and muddy as

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 391lucindaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 12 km trek from Portage Jetty ending at Te Mahia Jetty was much challenging walking up much of the hillsides, then downhill and back uphill several times. But this challenging trek came with many different spectaculars of sights of bays, inlets and surrounding mountainsides....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 580Richard777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was slightly nervous about doing this walk as it's 70km from start to finish. I had one backpack, and didn't seem to have any of the fancy walking gear like that of the other fellow trekkers. But we decided to do the track backwards...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank infinitewanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good track, well maintained and well signed. A great range of views and diverse vegetation. Interesting signboards. A good walk, even in wet weather.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just completed a 5 day walk with 1 day being a "rest day" which I thought - and it was - a good idea. The trail pass cost was surprisingly cheap I thought. Maybe too cheap and that's rare for me to say...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank qhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 10 km section of the track. What an awesome track. The section we did was not overly steep and the path is wide enough to be able to enjoy the scenery without fear of falling down a bank. Plenty of toilets along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just completed a fantastic 5 day trip along the track, 4 days walking and 1 day sea kayaking. What an amazing track, very well set up to walk lodge to lodge, our bags were transferred each day, so only needed a day pack. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlisonB50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I walked from Portage to Te Mahia (13 km or 8 miles) with a walking group of 16 people. We were on a walking tour which included lovely long day walks in several locations, including Nelson Lakes, Hanmer Springs, Abel Tasman National...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ana C
16 December 2018|
Response from o-tazy-boy | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we left our cars in Picton as we had a company moving our bags to the different accommodation each day. Just google search companies for there prices, enjoy 👍
Stephen O
21 November 2018|
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Response from o-tazy-boy | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stephen, we walked from Punga Cove lodge so try park near there maybe, return walk time approximately 2 hours
Roisin d
12 November 2018|
Response from Timmi002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are ferries that can take you across from Picton with various options and packages.