The Cook, the Fox and the Magic Karaka

The Marlborough Sounds was considered such a perfect place to rest crew and make repairs to ships, that Captain James Cook made five visits for a total of 171 days. To help you experience similar to the crew of the Endeavour, here’s an historical package which includes your own four hour visit to Ship Cove by boat.

You’ll also get to see the last surviving convict transport ship to Australia; the Edwin Fox. The history of this ship will astound you with it being more world travelled than your average backpacker.

Maori history is an important part of Picton and a visit to the magic Karaka Point presents a defensive settlement with remains of battlements and buildings on a beautiful peninsula which juts out into Queen Charlotte Sound.

To cap it all off, you’ll stay two nights in what was the Bank of New Zealand in 1902; now the luxury Escape to Picton accommodation and restaurant.

To fill in another day we can recommend historic walks, vineyard tours, dolphin and seal watching.

Normally $1,526 for two people, this package is 35% OFF at $992 for two people.

35% OFF at $992 for two people

Normally $1,526 for two people, The Cook, The Fox and the Magic Karaka is 35% OFF at $992 for two people

  • 2 nights accommodation at the luxury Escape to Picton
  • private guided tour of the Edwin Fox
  • private tour to Karaka Point
  • boat cruise to Ship Cove, Marlborough Sounds
  • breakfast for 2 on both mornings
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