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Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 035738994
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$1,307*
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

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A mini cruise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I love this touristy water front town. Great place to begin your tour of the South Island. If you arrive here by ferry make a plan to spend a few nights before continuing on. Great restaurants, fun Mini Golf course, educational Maritime Museum, lots of water activities to chose from and much more. I can recommend the YHA for the... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is some of the most scenic land in New Zealand. The approach to Picton is slow because of the many islands but it one place where you just don't want to hurry. The hills and mountains come right down to the waters edge and the trees and bushes are vibrantly green against the blue water.

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Surrey England
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The ferry from Wellington to Picton brings you in along Picton Sound. The islands and fjords are stunningly beautiful.

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Noosaville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We did a morning cruise which stopped off briefly at several resorts to deliver essentials before dropping us off at Furneaux Lodge for lunch . We had a few drinks and an excellent burger and chips with time for a short bush walk about half an hour each way before heading to the jetty for the return trip. A very... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have done a few hikes around here and if the weather is with you then this place is great. Well worth putting your boots on and exploring the trails - you don't have to do anything mad - just pick a simple one and get moving. There are some cracking views and even if it's busy you will find... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great tour, saw lots of Dolpins it was well worth doing.Staff were very good. Went to loads of small inlets. Also stopped & got off at one of the islands for about an hour where you could buy lunch & walk around also had some great views a very steep walk. Nothing to dislike went for a whole day.

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Calgary, Canada
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304 reviews 304 reviews
72 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Its hard for anyone arriving on the Wellington/Picton ferry to not daydream about having a home somewhere on one of the shores of the Sound as you arrive in Picton. Thankfully, I had a local B&B stay that had superb views of not just the charming town of Picton, but also of the Sound and its harbor. It was made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was lucky to have stepped off the ship to warm weather in Picton. A small little town in the hills with about the same amount of people living there as on the ship. A lovely little picnic area with ducks and kids and a playground all on the waterfront. I went to a small markets type set up selling... More 

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