Adam's Travel Blog

Picton – Dolphin Watching

Picton reminds me a lot of Airlie Beach, just a little bigger, but surrounded by steep forest covered mountains, both serve a huge water-based tourist industry, both have loads of walks, rides, island visits, sailing cruises, whale and dolphin watching trips without being a huge resort. (Though Airlie is on it’s way!)

I went on one of the Dolphin watching cruises for the afternoon, and we were very lucky to see loads. A pod of bottlenose dolphins swam, bow surfed, jumped and played around our boat for about twenty minutes. I got a few ‘average snaps’ of them, but the were soooo fast. Beautiful creatures.

We went for a walk on Motuara Island, saw some local wildlife, a tiny blue penguin, and other birds as well as some stunning views from a lookout tower at the top of the Island.