Upper South Island and the West Coast: Places to Explore

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Picton

The maritime township of Picton (population 4,000) is a popular yachting spot and has two sizable marinas, the smaller at Picton Harbour and the much larger at nearby Waikawa Bay. There's plenty to do in town, with crafts markets in summer, historical sites, and walking tracks to scenic lookouts over the sounds. The main foreshore is lined by London Quay, which looks up Queen Charlotte Sound to the bays beyond. High Street runs down to London Quay from the hills and the new Waterfront precinct and small boat terminals.

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