Picton Self-Guided Audio Tour

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.

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


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


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


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


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

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Our audio tours are self guided and you can take the tour safely in your own bubble. Download the tour to your iPhone or Android while you have internet. You can start the tour at a time and place to suit your needs. A safe way to explore!"

Horário de Início: 9:00 AM
Duração: 1 To 3 Hours
Ponto de partida: Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Zip folder of audio files and map
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour
  • Self-Paced
  • Downloadable link to download mp3 file and map

Não Incluído

  • Audio device
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Headphones
  • Entry/Admission - Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton
  • Entry/Admission - War Memorial


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