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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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Featured Picton Events

FreshChoice Picton Rainbow Run Picton Christmas Parade & Prize Giving Concert New Years Eve 2020 - Ignite Marlborough Last Day at The Paper Rain Project Picton Store Gypsy Jazz Duo - Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley-Hall
FreshChoice Picton Rainbow Run
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Saturday 9 January 2021
Picton Christmas Parade & Prize Giving Concert
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 6 December 2020
New Years Eve 2020 - Ignite Marlborough
Picton Foreshore, Picton
From Thursday 31 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
Last Day at The Paper Rain Project Picton Store
The Paper Rain Project HQ, Picton
Sunday 21 February 2021
Gypsy Jazz Duo - Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley-Hall
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Tuesday 23 February 2021

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Waterfall Bay Luxury Escape - Holiday Home.

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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from PictonHalf-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton - Wildlife - Picton. Starting from $99.00 per person.

Enjoy some of the majestic dolphins that visit the sheltered waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Degree qualified...


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