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Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. The town is located near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, 25 km (16 mi) north of Blenheim and 65 km (40 mi) west of Wellington. Waikawa lies just north-east of Picton, and is often considered to be contiguous part of Picton. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town has a population of 4,330 (June 2015 estimate), making it the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. It is the easternmost town in the South Island with a population of at least 1,000 people. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Planning a vacation to Picton in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kaikoura, New Zealand. Kaikoura is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum, Harwoods Hole Walk, Christ Church Cathedral. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Kaikoura Airport. Popular vacation packages of Picton are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Picton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Picton

    Know the pollution level of Picton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
  • Picton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Picton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Picton.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Picton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.22 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.73 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Picton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Picton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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