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All reviews south island watch the boats quaint little town tourist shops boat trips on offer interesting shops foreshore park surrounded by mountains ferry port cruise boat craft market shelly beach great shopping viewing point visiting nz new zealand beautiful sunny day
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy round walk from Picton to a beautiful beach and viewing point. Good for all ages, though surefootedness is required.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really liked Picton, very pretty, lots to see and do and very friendy people, lots going on along the waterfront and many trips an activities to choose from Nice restaurants, lots of choice of different types of food

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tourist27264
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Picton was a nice little town that we stopped at on our cruise. It’s not very busy and not many shops were open. Could be due to the fact we were a bit early in season for the area. Weather was rainy but mild temperature....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 899kristim
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Enjoyed being able to stroll to the town amenities, eat out, walk along the marina and play in the water park with our 10mth old. Great spot to visit for a few days.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denva G
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Just a beautiful setting. Very relaxing just sitting on the bench seats provided. Watching the boats coming and going. The water is so peaceful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 357glenysf
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I could sit here all day and watch the boats! The views are amazing! Picton is definitely a beautiful city that shouldn’t be missed!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chels6311
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

There couldn’t possibly be a more appropriate introduction to the visual marvel that is the South Island than the picturesque port town of Picton. Beauty surrounds you the moment you disembark from the ferry having been witness to the Marlborough Sounds. A perfect place to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank matthew12345jucio
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Very picturesque location which is the gateway to the South Island and also the ferry which takes you across to Wellington which is a lovely journey to take. There is lots to see and do in such a small place, will have to stay longer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Picton is the town which connects the South Island to the North Island by the interisland ferry. Our cruise ship shuttle dropped us off at the visitor’s information center. We had 2 hours to spare before our Marlborough Sound cruise. We decided to walk the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Visited on Thursday 17th May. You have to head down towards the water and take in the amazing views of Picton Sound.

Date of experience: May 2018
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