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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, cafés and bars, historical sites, and museums (including one on a boat), and walking tracks through bushy scenic reserves to beaches and scenic lookouts over
the Sounds. The Picton foreshore is a delightful parklike area looking up into Queen Charlotte Sound. It’s a nice spot to wait for your ferry, and to watch the comings and goings of smaller pleasure craft and water taxis.
Abel Tasman National Park is a stunning-yet-accessible swath of idyllic beaches backed by a rugged hinterland of native beech forests, granite...
People mostly come to Blenheim (pronounced bleh -num by the locals) for the wine. There are dozens of wineries in the area, some with stylish...