Nestled in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound about 215 mi/350 km north of Christchurch, Picton, New Zealand, is a quiet town that serves as the South Island's port for ferries from Wellington on the North Island. (The ferry ride takes three hours.)
Once a dead-end transit village, Picton is now an attractive little town. Along the waterfront, visitors can find some good cafes, restaurants, a New Zealand art gallery, craft stores and the Picton Museum, with exhibits about the area's whaling ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.