Ship Cove, New Zealand

Ship Cove is situated on the west shore of Queen Charlotte Sound near the entrance and directly opposite Motuara Island. This infamous cove is where Captain Cook stopped several times on his journeys of discovery to New Zealand from 1770 to 1777. There is a memorial flanked by canons that was presented by the British Admiralty.

Ship Cove is well known as a starting point for walkers of the Queen Charlotte Track. It also offers spectacular scenery, glistening waterways, adventure activities, recreational delights and an enjoyable sunny climate.

Things to see and do
* Captain Cook memorial
* Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound
* Adventure Activities
* Sight seeing

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – The jetty is located in the centre of Ship Cove.

Transport Links – Ship Cove can only be accessed by boat via Picton, a small town nestled in the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island. Picton can be reached by road from Christchurch or Nelson, or by commercial ferry from Wellington.

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