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Address: Picton, New Zealand
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IN THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT IS ENCHANTING PICTON

Ok, having never visited New Zealand, I had no idea that Picton existed, but a cruise on the "Ovation of the Seas" mega ship was about to change my opinion of the land of the long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, having never visited New Zealand, I had no idea that Picton existed, but a cruise on the "Ovation of the Seas" mega ship was about to change my opinion of the land of the long white yawn, particularly a visit to the sleepy, but remarkably beautiful Picton. This enchanting little village is a Mecca for wreck divers, the gateway... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous views, pleasant atmosphere. Lots of shops. The markets are all crafts hand made. Nice walks etc.

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Nantong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Often people just pass through Picton on their way to the ferry, however Picton is,worth some time spent and a look around . Some lovely eateries , walks, shops and lovely waterfront atmosphere.

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Thank Yvonne A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad weather today(02/Jan/2017). If anyone travel start from Picton, as a experienced travel agent who based in Auckland, then I recommend you not to stay so long in this boring town. For their tiny museum visit, you will be charged for 5NZD per adult. To have a look a old ship, 12NZD you need to pay. Don't pick any of... More 

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Darlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled around New Zealand for over three weeks in November and this was one of our favourite areas. The town is small and compact and there are free walks directly from the centre which provide stunning views of Picton Sound and the Queen Charlotte track. We were pleased that we stayed here for the night (rather than just driving... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited the Picton area while on a cruise and so docked at the container pier, and had to get a shuttle into town. The town is small, but very pleasant with a lovely waterfront. There was a craft market when we were there. We walked through town and hiked the Track to Bob's Bay and back. This was a... More 

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Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We arrived very early for our ferry, so took the opportunity to walk all aroud the harbour for an hour or two, and explored the main street with its plethora of book shops and cafes. The marina is beautiful, and the many yachts and motor cruisers bobbed gracefully on the almost still pure blue waters. It was a pleasure to... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Drove from Havelock to Picton. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Highly recommended part of New Zealand to travel.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Delightful small town with a gorgeous harbour and plenty to do. Stayed at Top 10 holiday park which caters for everyone - lovely cabins. Also did the Postal boat trip which was awesome.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you don't have time to get on a boat and do the Queen charlotte track and the Marlborough Sound, that's a nice second option (or if you have enough time, do both!). It's free, accessible from Picton by foot and you get nice views of the water and the town. The walk is easy ans you can even se... More 

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