Upper South Island and the West Coast Travel Guide

Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

  • Dunbar Wharf Map It
  • Picton

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The preserved hulk of the Edwin Fox demonstrates just how young New Zealand's European settlement is. The ship was used in the Crimean War, transported convicts to Australia, and brought settlers to New Zealand. Now dry-docked, it serves as a museum, bringing to life the conditions the early immigrants faced. Displays outline the ship's history and service. Walking through the ship, you can imagine how the settlers felt when shut belowdecks for months at a time, seasick, homesick, and unsure of what awaited them at landfall.

Sight Information


Dunbar Wharf, Picton, Marlborough, 7220, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$15

Published 08/30/2016


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