Best Free Things to Do in Picton

THE 5 BEST Free Things to Do in Picton

Best Free Things to Do in Picton

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  • HahnTravels
    Liverpool, Australia1,236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views and scenery by water, hiking or by car. Plenty of walks down to uncrowded beaches. water an amazing colour in the sun. Amazing area, just get out and wander, grab a kayak or drive some slow roads - eg Picton to Havelock.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • johnnyroadmap
    Nantwich, UK210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful little town, the gateway to the South Island. I’ve never seen so many motorhomes queuing for the ferry!
    We walked up path which overlooks the town and harbour, a stunning view on a lovely day. The town itself is very quaint with a lovely harbour side looking out to mountains beyond.
    A great place to wonder and explore especially if the sun is out.
    Written 6 April 2024
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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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  • Bea T
    Wellington, New Zealand399 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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  • 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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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The War Memorial at Picton is a monument and a sculpture of a soldier which commemorates First and Second World War.
    Written 14 February 2021
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  • Ann B
    Auckland Central, New Zealand179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would a lovely shop! lots of interesting jewellery and a very nice helpful assistant. Came to walk the queen charlotte and went home with new earings ..... As the name says, it is a gem of a place and not like all your other touristy , repetitive shops. good work.
    Written 5 May 2019
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  • m0minthesun
    Clarksville, MD19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very pretty and peaceful track with wonderful views. We walked from the main area past the Queen Charlotte view point and in to Snout View. Picton was full of cruise ship passengers but the trail was almost empty.
    Written 17 February 2024
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