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Picton Sound

Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Picton
Type: Marinas, Bodies of Water, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Nice, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful area. I highly recommend stopping to enjoy the area overnight. Lots of activities to do: hiking, kayaking, swimming, camping, fishing, dolphin swimming, boat tours.....also lots of short walks and beaches to enjoy with your family.

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Perth
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466 reviews 466 reviews
365 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a little walk through the main street and then on the beach. Picton has a lovely view of the water but I am not sure how much you can actually do there. We have some distant relatives living there and their teenage children were complaining of lack of "to do" in town...one can only imagine.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We walked along the harbor and on the trails - I wish we had allowed more time. We walked to Bob's Bay and back, but it was getting dark. I would have liked to go all the way out to the end of the peninsula. You could see horseshoe tracks on the trail - people must ride horses on the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Picton is such a lovely place and much more than just the ferry terminal. It boasts a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. The harbour and marina are lovely places to go for a walk. Overlooking the marina there's a 'retirement' village made up of round bungalows set into the hillside; it could almost be hobbiton! There are many... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Picton is much more than just the gateway to the South Island. Yes it is a popular port for cruise ships and the interisland ferries, but it's also the departure port for yachting in the Marlborough Sounds, and is a centre for many water sports including kayaking. You can access the Queen Charlotte Walkway, visit Motuara Island, which is predator... More

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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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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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