Things to do in Picton

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  • Sharon D
    Medstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow ….. just ….. Wow!!
    From start to finish the Queen Charlotte Track guided walk was just awesome!
    Fantastic, breathtaking scenery all along the track, accompanied by a great group of walkers, fabulous food and drink, outstanding accommodation (Furneaux Lodge was by far the best!) and definitely not forgetting to mention Jake, our guide.
    Jake’s enthusiasm was infectious. Throughout the 4 days he was exceptional - any questions asked were answered promptly in full detail with the addition of descriptive interesting facts or information, stories and often humour.

    Jake’s engagement / relationship with each member of the walking party was professional, yet thoughtful and caring.
    Jake was an outstanding guide who encouraged everyone to keep going each day, especially when the paths were a little ‘challenging’ !!
    Gary and I would not hesitate to recommend Wilderness Guides - we have made so many unforgettable memories on the Queen Charlotte Track and hope to come back one day to do it all again !!
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful part of the world. Regardless of how you see the Sounds, by the ferry, walking or would recommend by Kayak. Dolphins swimming in the sounds.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Helen D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must-see when you are in Picton. The museum has interesting stories and artifacts but the fact that you can actually walk on the ship was pretty amazing.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Glenda H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful experience on the Hop on hop off bus. A great way to see the place in one day .
    Did another cruise stop in the same month but this time enjoyed a great day visiting the shops in town. Waterfront brunch. great place to visit and very friendly people
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • gdixonrb
    Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a truly great hike with spectacular views and a well-maintained path. The distances can be adjusted by arrangement with a water taxi to suit ability
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • Therese A. J
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a super positive experience in the premium lounge on the interislander. The two staff in premium lounge on 0845 sailing could not have been more helpful and nice. Stars. The food exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the premium lounge on the interislander.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Geoff Eden
    Suva, Fiji89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very cool place to stay , rooms were fantastic the meals exceptional and staff very attentive - we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this for a stopover for at least one night on the track .
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • paulbrown1019
    Southampton, UK236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Efficient water taxi service over to the nature reserve. However the helm could do with some lessons on how to moor up as he appeared to make a bit of a meal of it in both directions!!

    The reserve its self is lovely however could do with better signage so you know how far around the loop walk you are. I.e. can you stop and enjoy the view verses need to crack on and hey around!

    Photo is of our cruise ship through the undergrowth
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Bea T
    Wellington, New Zealand390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This short, steep walk to the "hill top" look out is great. It takes approximately 40 minutes to get to the look out. The views are stunning. You see Picton. Waikawa ad the sounds. I prefer to walk the same way back to Newgate Street instead of continuning to end. Really the best walk in Picton. I think I have walked it already 50 times and I have taken quite a lot of visitors and they all liked it as well.
    Written 1 April 2021
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  • rosemary marriott
    Napier, New Zealand40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum has much of interest including a comprehensive display of the whaling history in the area. We were in picton for captain cook's 250th centenary celebrations but the museum failed to mention this auspicious occasion or have a special display for it. There was no children's area but my granddaughter enjoyed the pioneer life area without getting bored.
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • Patrick R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful assistance from the Picton Isite people to organise my trip to the Queen Charlotte track and Tasman park areas with special mention to Sophie who patiently, efficiently and kindly help me to put together my wishes into a fully packed 5 days stay. Very grateful! 😃👍👍 patrick
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Shellonsea
    UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely short walk just outside Picton township. Nice drive to get there too. Good signage. Little beach at end for exploring.
    Written 24 August 2023
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