The Edwin Fox Ship and Visitor Centre
The Edwin Fox Ship and visitor Centre is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Situated in beautiful Picton in the Marlborough Sounds region it is not to be overlooked.
The tales of its adventures are captivating. It is the last convict ship that took convicts to Australia and the last wooden immigrant ship to bring immigrants to New Zealand left in the world. The ship also operated as a troop carrier between England and India and the Crimea .The Ship came to be in Picton in the late 1800’s as a pioneering refrigeration vessel for the lamb industry.
The story of the saving of the vessel are also as captivating, bought for a shilling in 1965 by the newly formed society to save her from a watery grave. She now proudly sits alongside the Interislander ferry terminal in dry dock in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.
Step on board the ship and explore this very special piece of New Zealand’s heritage, visit the dry dock and visitor centre with original artworks of the ship.
This is a great all weather family friendly activity open every day from 9 am.
03 5736868/ edwinfoxsoc@xtra. co.nz/ www.edwinfoxsociety.com/ 1 Aukland st, Dunbar Wharf, Picton/ see Tripadvisor and Facebook.