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Picton Sound

Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8994
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US$ 73.82*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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US$ 50.33*
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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
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US$ 1,192.29*
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip
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“south island” (16 reviews)
“lovely town” (3 reviews)
“ferry port” (2 reviews)
Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8994
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11 - 20 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Having visited a museum and had a nice hot shower in a local backpackers, I was lucky to have time for a coffee close to the water. There was very few people here and at times had the whole place to myself. Great spot for...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Travelled up the sound on the ferry to Wellington and it was much prettier than expected and we enjoyed the journey up the sound. It did not seem as long because it was so scenic.

Thank RPRedman
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Having traveled on the ferry from Wellington we were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this little village. There is a wide variety of restaurants and a beautiful waterfront. The village is not very big so you can explore the whole area for under an...More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed overnight to catch the ferry to Wellington. A beautiful and tranquil part of the world. Stunning natural beauty with low density accommodation to complement the natural beauty. Great little shopping centre with a large supermarket and lots of eateries to pick from.

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had the most awesome day in Picton. We hired a car from Hertz and drove to Blenheim which is only 30mins away. We called into a fantastic winery Wither Hills. We bought 4 bottles of lovely wine to drink on board. You are charged...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Another beautiful sound! we drove and then cruised and the view is out of this world. Lots of walking tracks to lookouts MUSTDO!!

Thank chris_cairns
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We cruised into Picton on a large cruise ship and spent the day in there. It was a beautiful day - the population of 4000 people was overrun by thousands of crew ship passengers. The local highland band played and walked down the Main Street....More

Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Always just passed through picton but decided to stay this time. Lovely setting, great walks from picton. Nice promenade and things to keep children happy. Lots of tours go from marina. Plenty to do. Not many good restaurants but will stay there again as didn't...More

Thank louisa1956
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Picton is in a perfect location being surrounded by the incredible landscape of the Marlborough Sounds. Picton is incredibly picturesque and when the weather was good we often sat along the promenade to take in the views. The town itself is laid back with quite...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Not much to do here but walking. (Good thing I like walking!) cute little town... but anything more than a few days would be too many. Friendly locals

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Suzanne W
Hi I am cruising into Picton on 2 March (dock 12 midday) with my 90 year old mother who is quite able. I am looking for a driving tour to a couple of wineries and scenery just a few hours. Any suggestions please? suzanne Winser
20 February 2016|
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