Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Marlborough Region / Picton / The National Whale Centre
At The National Whale Centre, you can learn how whaling shaped the cultural and economic life of New Zealand. Sited on the Picton waterfront, this small but informative center features video displays depicting various species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). It's a good idea to plan your visit to the center before taking a whale-watching boat tour. The veranda in front offers nice views of the small harbor. To visit The National Whale Centre and get the most from your holiday in Picton, create itinerary details personal to you using our Picton trip itinerary website.
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it was amazing to see the old footage of whale hunting. those people were the real adventures fishing for whales in such tiny boats, without fear for their own safety. the main reason was to feed... more »
Lots of photographs of whaling, dairy, other industries in early Picton, including pictures of early Māori families. Lots of info on whaling and how whales were processed. Other maritime-type... more »
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