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Picton is located in one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand, the top of the South Island, a quaint port town nestled deep in the Marlborough Sounds.

Picton connects the South Island to its northern counterpart by sea, the Interislander and Bluebridge ferrys both leave for Wellington on a regular basis. You can drive onto the ferry or simply walk on. The trip follows a stunning cruise through the Marlborough Sounds and out into Cook Strait before turning into Wellington Harbour.

Picton Waterfront Queen Charlotte Sound

Situated at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is the gateway to the greater Marlborough Sounds area, which offers great opportunities for fishing trips or a getaway holiday in its secluded bays, many of which can only be accessed by boat. The calm waters of the sounds are excellent for kayaking, and the stunning vistas of the Queen Charlotte Track can be experienced on a 3 to 5 day tramp. For something a bit different hire a mountain bike, the trip takes about 13 hours.

While in the township, enjoy the gardens on the foreshore, or learn about Queen Charlotte Sound’s whaling past at Picton Museum.

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Predator Trapping Workshop Spring Clean Picton Sounds, Salmon, Songbirds Cruise Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016 Art Preview - JS Parker Colour & Scale
Predator Trapping Workshop
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Sunday 4 September 2016
Spring Clean Picton
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 11 September 2016
Sounds, Salmon, Songbirds Cruise
Picton Marina, Picton
Saturday 24 September 2016
Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 4 December 2016
Art Preview - JS Parker Colour & Scale
The Diversion Gallery, Picton
Sunday 11 September 2016

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Picton News

Picton predator-free group targets less than 5 per cent pests by 2020
A Picton group that pre-empted the Government's predator-free push by 12 months plans to create a line of defence surrounding the entire town. Volunteer group Picton Dawn Chorus has already started setting 150 traps, or a trap every 100 metres, on ...

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