"Picton, gateway to the South Island of New Zealand" Top 5 Page for this destination Picton by Kate-Me
Picton Travel Guide: 82 reviews and 210 photos
Picton looked quite a pretty place as we came into the harbour from Wellington (and the weather was certainly 100% on the grey tempest we'd left in Wellington only 3 hours earlier).
Interestingly, about 3 days after we passed through, the massive NZ floods really hit, and Picton was partially under water and cut off for a time, and one of the ferry crossings was that rough that 3 Pokie (gambling) machines fell over and several cars were damaged in the cargo hold.
Glad we missed that!
I get seasick badly enough with swells, let alone huge waves!
- Pros:Pretty harbour, very nice entry to the South Island of New Zealand
- Cons:Mainly just seems to be the point where other things begin: trips, tours, etc
As we neared Picton, it was the little speed boats and fishing craft which we saw, before we sighted the harbour.... more travel advice
Being from Australia, I know a fair bit about variable weather, but New Zealand really took me by surprise...sometimes... more travel advice
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