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travel42 Port Guide: Picton

Picton travel42 Port of Call Guide

Nestled in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound about 215 mi/350 km north of Christchurch, Picton, New Zealand, is a quiet town that serves as the South Island's port for ferries from Wellington on the North Island. (The ferry ride takes three hours.)

Once a dead-end transit village, Picton is now an attractive little town. Along the waterfront, visitors can find some good cafes, restaurants, a New Zealand art gallery, craft stores and the Picton Museum, with exhibits about the area's whaling ...

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