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“Cosy Picton NZ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Picton Sound

Picton Sound
Picton, New Zealand
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island...
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Picton
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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cosy Picton NZ”
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

Visited February 2014
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West Aust
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125 reviews
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“So picturesque”
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 this stunning area.

Visited January 2014
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Captain Cook's favorite”
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 idyllic days. It hasn't changed much since he was there.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxing spot with great views”
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 start on Queen Charlotte drive.
Will go back to see some of the things we didn't do. Most of the boat rides are 4 hours minimum.

Visited November 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Beautiful to drive and look around”
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

Visited November 2013
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