Category Archives: Picton

NZ | Coastal Pacific Train

If you’re looking for a route from Picton to Christchurch, I definitely recommend the¬† Coastal Pacific Train. It will take more time than flying but its less expensive and you’ll see some spectacular mountain and ocean views, possibly some seals and definitely some sheep. A lot of sheep, actually.

Some of the photos aren’t the best, a consequence of shooting from a moving train.

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NZ | Picton

Picton is a one-horse town; its quaint, the views from the harbour and hillsides are striking and their pie shoppe, Picton Village Bakkerji, makes some of the best pies around. Its also a convenient launching point for wine tours of the Marlborough region and the starting point for the Coastal Pacific Train.

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NZ | Ferry to Picton

You can take a flight from the North to the South island of New Zealand. That might be a bit quicker but you will miss the experience of traveling by ferry; the rear-view of Wellington and the approaching views of Picton, the arrival point in South Island, are noteworthy. InterIslander’s “Aratere”, the ferry we took across, was extremely comfortable and well-stocked. We appreciated that our new-found obsession with ciders was supported on board.

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Upper | Aratere Ferry
Lower | Wellington, rear-view

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Above | North to South Island Views, and the world’s best Apple Cider

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Above | Arriving in Picton