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How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

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How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

Hello,

We have changed our flight and are landing in Christchurch for 5-6 days on the South Island (feb 2014)- since we won't be taking the full ferry ride to the North Island what do you suggest to experience the Sound and the scenery?

As always your time and suggestions are greatly appreciated,

Mary

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1. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

Lots of Sound cruises from Picton available. Depends whether you want full day with walking. Half day, or what your interests are.

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2. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

Are you planning to spend your whole time in the north of the SI? Look up Cougar Line. They run the water taxis on Queen Charlotte Sound. You can also drive the Queen Charlotte Drive.

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3. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

You can get a water taxi or Cougar Line and stay a couple of nights at the many lodges in the Sounds:

Tory Lodge has a good reputation:

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4. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

The following link is about the queen charlotte track, but it has lots of great info about transport operators, accommodation etc. http://www.qctrack.co.nz/

Lochmara lodge is a great lunch trip. punga cove, furneaux are other popular places. Ship cove is the furtherest point and is worth the visit.

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5. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

Try this company.

They do cruises and lots of other stuff, e.g wine in morning cruise in afternoon.

www.marlboroughtravel.co.nz

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6. Re: How to experience sound if not taking ferry to N Island?

agree with chris.. Marlborough travel is great ...their seafood odyssey cruise is fantastic...also Lochmara lodge for the day with the 15 min cruise across harbour and use of all kayaks etc is stunning..something memorable is the beachcomber mailboat cruise..lots of choices!

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