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Picton is a charming coastal town located in the Marlborough region, known for its scenic beauty, maritime heritage, and outdoor adventures. The town is situated at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound and serves as a gateway to the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

Picton is a major transport hub, with regular ferry services connecting the North and South Islands. The town’s picturesque waterfront area features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

The Edwin Fox Maritime Museum is a major draw, offering insights into the town’s maritime heritage with a range of exhibits and interactive displays. The museum features the Edwin Fox, the world’s second oldest surviving merchant sailing ship, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Queen Charlotte Track, which offers world-class hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The track provides stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds and passes through native bush and coastal landscapes.

Picton’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Picton Foreshore is a popular spot for picnics, walks, and water activities, with a beautiful beach and a range of amenities.

The town is also home to several parks and reserves, including the Victoria Domain, which offers walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic areas. The Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary is another must-visit, offering a chance to see native birds and wildlife in their natural habitat.

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