Port Underwood Coastal Drive

4 hours | Picton | P C N - 2 0 5
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$ 124.95
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventure
Moderate activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Port Underwood Coastal Drive
Your private minicoach ride begins in Picton and drives to Karaka Point. Steeped in early Maori and European history, you'll learn how Port Underwood was where the South Island Maori chiefs met to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and where an Anglican missionary established the second mission church in the South Island. Later, whaling became the dominant industry of the Port Underwood area and was largely based at Oyster and Kakapo Bays until early last century. Oyster Bay is the main settlement on Port Underwood.

What you will see along the way:
Your private minicoach ride begins in Picton and drives to Karaka Point, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views over Port Underwood-on the east of Marlborough Sounds. Continue on a winding road with coastal views and enjoy a glimpse of how the New Zealand countryside used to look a generation ago. After pausing in Oyster Bay, journey onward past Ocean Bay, Robin Hood Bay and Whites Bay to Rarangi, before joining the main highway at Tuamarina and returning to Picton.

Pause for refreshments at a local farmlet in Oyster Bay.

Want to grab some last-minute souvenirs? There will be time to do some shopping along the main street of Picton before returning to the ship.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

shipside to Karaka Point

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Karaka Point

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Karaka Point to Oyster Bay

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Oyster Bay for refreshments at local home

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Oyster Bay to Kakapo Bay Cemetery

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Kakapo Bay Cemetery

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Kakapo Bay to Picton Township/ port

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