Journey high above Picton and the Malborough Sounds!
This tour is the perfect introduction to Picton. You will have already seen it from the water, it is even more impressive from above!
You can't exactly take a rental car wherever your want. Unfortunately there is a problem with liability and generally speaking, sedans don't serve as the best off-road vehicles. Coming into Picton it will be hard to look at the hills that rise above the Marlborough Sounds and not dream about the breathtaking views that they surely showcase. Given your time in port, a hike to the top of them would be fairly daunting, but luckily there is another way!
A 4WD Landrover Defender will be your transportation for the day as you head to one of the best vantage points around Picton, Gondola Hill. Traveling off paved roads and through privately owned land will bring you to the perfect photo stop. From here, your guide will provide some local history and an interpretation of how the Sounds were formed. An ideal opportunity to go where your feet and car can't take you!
- Please bring a water bottle, wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers depending on the weather.
- If you are arriving via cruise ship, you will have to take a free shuttle from the pier into Picton. This is standard for all tours in Picton and will be very easy to locate. From the drop off point, the meeting location is approximately 5 minutes walking distance. More information will be provided upon confirmation. If you are staying at a hotel, you will be met at your hotel.
- This tour takes a maximum of 10 passengers.
- The vehicles used for this program has small seats and limited leg room. Four seats are side facing in the rear of the vehicle with access out the back door.
Days offered: 7 days a week