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Picton Sound

Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Picton
Type: Marinas, Bodies of Water, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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- Apr 6, 2014
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Taupo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have passed through Picton numerous times but this is the first time we have climbed via the Tirohanga Walkway to the viewpoint above town - well worth a visit on a sunny day.

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Bodmin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Popular port for cruise ships doing New Zealand and Australia. Nice town with a few shops and a supermarket. Plenty of trips out to wineries at Marlborough and local places by coaches. Some lovely scenery also boat trips. Big timber export business. Ferries to the North Island. I also saw a car hire business. The cruise ships like ports like... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Picton what a lovely surprise, most people only think of it as a ferry terminal, not so. Picton is a beautiful little town and well worth staying for a few days. The scenery is wonderful and their are lots of boat trips on the sounds. Swim with dolphins,visit a predator free island and see some of New Zealand's native birds,... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I visited these beautiful small village with waterways surrounding it,quaint streets with all facilities that a tourist requires. Situated in a beautiful remote part of the South Island on NZ will impress anyone who visits

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West Aust
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Just beautiful. I wish I had time to explore this lovely harbor area, sit and have a coffee and just admire the view - it is beautiful. Unfortunately we were on a tight time schedule so we just drove through for a quick look on our way to the wineries in the Marlborough region. I will be back to explore... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Captain Cook was right when he called this area one of the most beautiful in the South Pacific. Picton is the terminus for the inter-island ferry and is well worth a visit. Lovely town, beautiful harbor, interesting attractions like float planes and dolphin cruises. Take a boat out into Queen Charlotte harbor and visit Ship Cove, where Cook spent many... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stopped here to see the Inter islander ferry arrive but stayed the morning. Very relaxing place with plenty of well laid out walking areas. Harbour area incorporates a park with playground area. Nice cafes looking over the harbour and a walk through the marina area and onto Can see up the sound and there is a viewing point as you... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Take the scenic drive around the sound, make sure to allow enough time to get back if you have a ferry to catch

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Picton is by far the best place to go to and just relax or see the most amazing beautiful sites it has to offer.Great places to eat and have a lovely coffee.Fun for the whole family.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great little town which is very busy over the summer season and very quiet over winter. There are lots of great gift shops which are not just for tourists, and large second hand book shop which is worth a visit and a selection of excellent cafes. Visit the museum, play mini golf (one of the best), sail toy boats or... More

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