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Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 035738994
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new zealand has many beautiful places and Picton Sound is such a place. Limited activities but attending for the view alone, no matter what time of year is worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

new zealand has many beautiful places and Picton Sound is such a place. Limited activities but attending for the view alone, no matter what time of year is worth it.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A small town with residents and few souvenir shops. Reach there according to your packaged tour timings. Other than that there is nothing much in the city to see.

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is part of the beautiful group of sounds adjacent to the Cook Strait that runs between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Beautiful clear water with abundant marine life. Picton Sound is the Gateway to Picton New Zealand. Picton itself is a wonderful little city with everything you would expect in most cities although most of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I had a few hours to spare before we took the ferry to Wellington. I heard it's a beautiful place. After breakfast we took a nature trail walk to Picton Sound. From the trail we saw a few Fantails chirping around the trees. This was a treat for us, our first time to see and know there... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have been to places very similar to Picton Sounds, but here the climate is not too hot or too cold, the town is clean and the bays unspoilt. Marlborough Sound contains a fifth of the New Zealand coastline. Many holiday homes, boats and trampers arrive in summer but there's still a feeling of remoteness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Picton is the gateway to the Queen Charlotte Sound, one of the main sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds NZ. The other two main sounds are the Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound, out of Havelock. Picton is a great little township to explore with lots of arts and crafts, cafe and restaurants.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Along the waters front there are some DOC walkways. I took the first called Victoria Domain and continued to follow all the tracks over an afternoon. They offer fantastic views of the surrounding Sounds and are pretty quiet. I only bumped into a few other people in about 4 hours of walking. The paths can get a bit slippery after... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were on a Holland America ship cruise stopping at Picton Sound. We are now at the top of the Southern NZ Island, about 35 miles below Wellington (which is at the bottom of the northern island). WOW what a difference in topography as this southern island appears to have a lot more hills and mountains). Overcast sky, but no... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When writing reviews about places in NZ it's difficult to avoid the words beautiful and spectacular when describing the scenery. If you are planning a trip from North to South (or South to North) and are trying to decide between flying and the ferry, be advised that the ferry journey is an experience in its own right, like a mini... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Picton has a lot going for it, it's scenic, laid-back and friendly. But when you start driving around this abundant land of Lumber, Dairy, and Cattle you'll also encounter a thriving wine growing region, (Marlborough), Craft Cheese and Hand Made Chocolate shops. The St. Claire Winery is an example. It is an attractive vineyard and winery where you can sample... More 

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Address: Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 035738994
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton

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