Tap into this post to read about some of our sightseeing, fun facts, travel tips and many pictures of our time in Picton, New Zealand. We encourage you to get out and see the world if you are able, and if not, we will bring it to you through our posts. We hope you enjoy!
A Day in Picton
One of our favorites stops along our cruise Down Under was Picton, located on New Zealand’s South Island near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound. It was an absolutely gorgeous December day for any activity outdoors. We walked all around the area taking pictures of the beautiful surroundings and we even took a hike into the hills around the harbour. But our favorite attraction for the day was an incredible sea plane tour of the area. It was phenomenal!! See the videos below.
We found a hiking trail that was well posted with approximate timings for hiking to various locations, so we decided to take the 1 hour hike. While hiking we saw a seaplane land in the harbour and decided that we would take a seaplane tour.
Facts & Figures
— Picton is a major hub for the ferry services that cross the Cook Strait to Wellington connecting New Zealand’s South Island to the North Island
— Picton was named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo
— Fun fact: Sheep outnumber Kiwis (New Zealanders) by 10 to 1
— Daily shuttles run from Picton to Christchurch, but there is plenty to see in Picton (we really enjoyed Picton!)
— We highly recommend you take the seaplane tour!!
— Currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD or NZ$)
Acts 2:21 – New Living Translation (NLT)
21 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
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