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Picton Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour.

Enjoy a cultural self-guided audio tour of the serene seaside area of Picton. This tour will take you on a historical journey where you will learn about Picton’s Māori past and see sights such as the ancient Whaling Harpoon and postcard perfect Picton foreshore.

per adult from

$28

NZD

Duration

1 to 3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Zip folder of audio files and map
    • Self-Guided Audio Tour
    • Self-Paced
    • Downloadable link to download mp3 file and map
    What's excluded :
    • Audio device
    • Transportation
    • Food/drinks
    • Headphones
    • Entry/Admission - Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton
    • Entry/Admission - War Memorial
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    Based on the antiquated design of the frigates being constructed in Londo

    n at the time, Edwin Fox

    was built by William Foster in Sulkeali, India in 1853.

    An overall length of 157 feet, it took only 9

    months to build the vessel, and was sold before her completion in that year to Englishman Sir

    George Edmund Hodgkinson, who name

    d her Edwin Fox after a well
    -

    known Quaker from

    Southampton.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton, London Quay, Picton New Zealand

    This type

    of harpoon gun is one which would have been securely mounted on the bow of whaling

    boats. Until the early 20th century, whalers would hunt their prey using lances and handheld

    harpoon guns, meaning that their job would bring them remarkably close to the an

    imals in order to

    attack.

    During the 1920s, mounted harpoon guns and explosive tips were introduced to make the

    hunt and the kill far easier.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: War Memorial, 24 London Quay, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    Mo

    st townships in New Zealand have a dedicated area of remembrance, and Picton is no

    different.

    The War Memorial Arch was constructed as part of the renovation of the foreshore and in

    honour of the men of the Queen Charlotte Sound who had been killed in ser

    vice during World War I

    between 1914 and 1918. Showing loyalty to the British Crown, men from all over the country were

    sent overseas to ally to the British Forces.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    As this is a downloadable and self-guided tour, there is no set start time. Likewise, the starting point is merely a recommendation; each of the points on the audio tour can be completed at your leisure. It is suggested that you choose a time of day in which the attractions you wish to visit are open.
    Return Detail :
    Sennen House Boutique Accomodation, 9 Oxford Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing
    • Please note this is an audio tour; No physical guide will accompany you
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please download the audio file and make it ready before you start your journey
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

-

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Citywalksz Ltd

Activity ID: V-30114P8

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