Picton Self-Guided Audio Tour
1 to 3 hours
Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour.Enjoy a cultural self-guided audio tour of the serene seaside area of Picton. This tour will take you on a historical journey where you will learn about Picton’s Māori past and see sights such as the ancient Whaling Harpoon and postcard perfect Picton foreshore.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220 New ZealandBased on the antiquated design of the frigates being constructed in London at the time, Edwin Foxwas built by William Foster in Sulkeali, India in 1853.An overall length of 157 feet, it took only 9months to build the vessel, and was sold before her completion in that year to Englishman SirGeorge Edmund Hodgkinson, who named her Edwin Fox after a well-known Quaker fromSouthampton.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hertiage & Whaling Museum Picton, London Quay, Picton New ZealandThis typeof harpoon gun is one which would have been securely mounted on the bow of whalingboats. Until the early 20th century, whalers would hunt their prey using lances and handheldharpoon guns, meaning that their job would bring them remarkably close to the animals in order toattack.During the 1920s, mounted harpoon guns and explosive tips were introduced to make thehunt and the kill far easier.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: War Memorial, 24 London Quay, Picton 7220 New ZealandMost townships in New Zealand have a dedicated area of remembrance, and Picton is nodifferent.The War Memorial Arch was constructed as part of the renovation of the foreshore and inhonour of the men of the Queen Charlotte Sound who had been killed in service during World War Ibetween 1914 and 1918. Showing loyalty to the British Crown, men from all over the cou
Picton Shore Excursions - Marlborough Sounds Cruise and Lochmara Day visit
3 hours 30 minutes
Spend a few hours at Lochmara in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Enjoy a 15 minute cruise over to Lochmara and choose from an array of activities, including a self guided walk around our 11 acre property with interpretation panels on the native flora and fauna, for those fit walkers we have a 3.5 km access track to the Queen Charlotte track, and join a guided tour of the "Underwater Observatory - see below the sea without getting wet" The only one of its kind in the top of the South Island.Free use of the kayaks and paddle boards.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, Lochmara Bay Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201 New ZealandOnce you arrive at Lochmara you will join a guided tour of the Underwater Observatory. Tour time is approx. 30-45mins and you will also be able to partake in the animal feeding from 1.45pm and ends at 2.30pm. Animals include the native parakeets - Kakariki.Duration: 3 hours
Go Kart Session in Picton
• Kart around on one of Australia's best outdoor kart racing track • Experience the adrenalin of go kart racing like never before. It is fast, challenging and requires commitment and stamina. At 640 metres long by 8 metres wide, this circuit has a selection of fast, slow and technical corners. This is serious karting! • Australian Karting Association (AKA) approved race Track • Available for ages 14 years & up • See you at the Track!This go karting experience will have you seated in and raring to go! Push the pedal to the metal, full acceleration, green lights and you're on your way to an extreme adrenaline rush on four wheels.On arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly and helpful team where the drivers require registering by completing an indemnity agreement followed by a 5 minute Drivers Training and Briefing DVD before being fitted with helmets and race suits, and into the karts. Picton Karting Track measures 640 metres in length and 7-8 metres wide and 190 meters straight with 9 corners and a hair pin. Unleash the speed demon in you, challenge yourself, chase your friends or let your friends chase you. From arrival to finish the Challenge of 45 minutes Arrive & Drive experience will be approximately 1½ to 2 hours.
Customizable private land transfer
3 to 5 days
Travel from port of call/ disembarkation with a private vehicle and transfer to your port of embarkation. Examples : Akaroa to Dunedin via land transfer to Tekapo, Mt Cook with photographic stops OR vice versa. Nelson/Picton to Wanaka or Queenstown via Punakaiki/Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier with photographic stops , or, choose to travel towards East Coast and head for Blenheim, Kaikoura. Transfers can be tailor made to your requirements.Transfers commence from port where you disembarked and land travel for 3-5 days according to your accommodation details. Photographic stops and rest areas are included. An example of a 3 day transfer from port to port would be Akaroa to Dunedin with overnight stops in Mt Cook/Aoraki(2 nights) via Tekapo and Pukaki and arrival on 3rd day into Dunedin at aprox 5.30pm (reverse order is possible). Example of 5 day transfer would be Picton or Nelson to West Coast then onto the Glacier region to finally arrive in Wanaka or Queenstown (overnight stays would be Motueka/Abel Tasman, Punakaiki or Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier(2 nights to allow for activities) OR choose to do the East Coast via Blenheim , Kaikoura(whale watch centre of NZ) and Christchurch(with a trip to Arthur's Pass for the day and scenic walks included) to end on the last day in Akaroa .