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Picton Self-Guided Audio Tour

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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.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
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: Hertiage & 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

Additional Information

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


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


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.


Duration
1 to 3 hours

Return Details
Sennen House Boutique Accomodation, 9 Oxford St, Picton 7220, New Zealand


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Citywalksz Ltd in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

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