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Picton Sound, Picton

(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Visit a place of notable natural beauty at Picton Sound, a small town known for its water activities and scenery. Head here to enjoy secluded beaches nestled between the blue sea and the green mountains. The calm water is perfect for sailing, kayaking, and ferry rides, or just walk around the bay while stopping for coffee and snacks along the shore. For more shopping and dining, head into the town center. Climb to one of the nearby hilltops for beautiful photo ops, too. Put Picton Sound on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Picton itinerary maker.
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  • It was in place from the Picton Centre near shopping area. Because it is part of the kinescharlotte sound, spreading the island scenery is recommended.
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  • Travelled up the sound on the ferry to Wellington and it was much prettier than expected and we enjoyed the journey up the sound. It did not seem as long because it was so scenic.  more »
  • Having traveled on the ferry from Wellington we were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this little village. There is a wide variety of restaurants and a beautiful waterfront. The village is not ve...  more »