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Picton is a town located in the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. Although it is not a place to spend much time, most travellers inevitably come around this place when taking the boat to or from the North Island.

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Fat Cod Backpackers

Fat Cod Backpackers

THey give transport service. Very nice house and kitchen... homey atmosphere... ... more


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  • Campervan
    Hi, Im in NZ at the moment and we are looking at hireing a campervan from Picton or Nelson to Queenstown, does anyone have any suggestions at cheap companies. Thanks ...

  • Blenheim & Wellington
    It should be very easy to get from Blenheim to Wellington. Catch a bus to Picton, which is less then half an hour away, and then a cook straight ferry, which takes about 3 hours. Blenheim is the last major stop before Picton so all buses and trains go through there to connect with the ferrys. ...

  • North to south island of NZ
    There's a ferry a few times a day between Wellington and Picton. Takes a few hours (3-ish iirc; it's been a while), and costs something like NZD $40. You'll get great views of the Queen Charlotte Sound on the way to Picton. (Taking a car across on it is pretty expensive; luckily most rental car companies allow ...

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Picton is a lovely place and our stay at Picton Lodge was just as lovely.
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