We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (241)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“great drive”(6 reviews)
“new zealand”(22 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Queen Charlotte Sound
from US$69.63
More Info
from US$109.02
More Info
from US$84.40
More Info
from US$184.27
More Info
Reviews (302)
Filter reviews
268 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great drive new zealand beautiful scenery scenic drive queen charlotte south island blue cod sunny day captain cook boat trip saw dolphins beautiful area interislander ferry ship cove walking track mail boat water taxi
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 268 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place offers wonderful walks with beautiful views, just 5 minutes driving from Picton town centre. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S4569MNpeterb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nowhere near as dramatic as the Milford Sound (but that one is a fiord anyway, this one is a real sound) but still lovely views and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ildikó T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-see! However it is that you explore Queen Charlotte Sounds, it is something which you must see. Stunning scenery! Just beautiful!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank talias_top_tips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Queen Charlotte Drive is well worth doing. Its breathtakingly beautiful. There are many stops en route to marvel in the beauty of the sound. I can not recommend it enough. The views took my breath away

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 342kateg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to take a cruise on the Queen Charlotte Sound and enjoy this fantasic place and views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Queen charlotte drive was beautiful. Nice scenic views. Nice beaches, accessible by short walking tracks (10min). A lot of lookout points. And not a lot further than the non scenic route between Picton and Havelock, so well worth the drive

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank babbelino
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

The only way to see this area is by boat, as most of the islands are accessible only in this way. There are some stunning properties to see (some of which can be rented), beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. The commentary on the boat is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Well worth a boat trip wonderful scenery lots of little bays & coves some beaches to swim off . Interesting to see property on the islands lucky people! Birds & penguins too .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane M
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We walked the QCT last week. We had perfect weather and it is a very scenic walk. It had rained the day before, so some parts of the track were a bit slippery. But overall the track/path is in good condition. Day 1, from Ships...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bea T
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Our 3 and a half hour - pickup.... cruise....track.....and cruise return was led by Jill Evans of Cougar Line and her professional, helpful and most knowledgeable crew for a taste of the track. Nature at it's elite...thanks again Cougar Line.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bernard H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
Gateway Motel
1,063 reviews
1.91 km away
High Street Living Motel
25 reviews
1.92 km away
Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel
190 reviews
1.98 km away
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
388 reviews
2.04 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 nearby restaurants
Picton Village Bakkerij
353 reviews
1.91 km away
Seumus' Irish Bar and Restaurant
150 reviews
1.96 km away
489 reviews
1.90 km away
DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar
422 reviews
1.94 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 63 nearby attractions
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
333 reviews
1.61 km away
Picton Sound
248 reviews
1.83 km away
Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
109 reviews
1.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
5 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
You can do a boat trip . I think there are full day trips there plenty of tour operators on the harbour . Hope this helps
Jo A
22 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from louisa1956 | Reviewed this property |
We did the walk after unseasonable wet weather and it was quite slippy in places (clay) it is very up and down but we thoroughly enjoyed it and if you walk a lot you will be fine and can take it at your own pace. We are... More