The Piction Connection


IT's a small village of some 3000 souls, clustered around a small port that draws its sustenance from regular berthings of rail and road ferries spanning the watery distance between the North and South Islands. Without the stream of vehicles coming and going, Picton would likely be a sleepy Marlborough Sounds fishing village - its blend of maritime and tranquil bush one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.From the north, access to the Marlborough Sounds is restricted -for the majority of travellers - to three hours afloat across Cook Strait and via the sheltered waters of Queen Charlotte Sound to a berth at Picton. However aviation was invented to improve on this, both in terms of speed and comfort.
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