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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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Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 31 December 2016
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Today only at 3:00 p.m.
Picton Maritime Festival
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 21 January 2017
Summer At the Diversion
The Diversion Gallery, Picton
Today to Saturday 21 January 2017
The Diversion Gallery, Picton
From Wednesday 25 January 2017 to Wednesday 22 February 2017

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Picton News

 6 Oct 2016 

Marlborough Express
Picton Flower Ladies supreme winners at Trustpower Marlborough District Community Awards
Marlborough Express
The Picton Flower Ladies were awarded the Supreme Award at the 2016 Trustpower Marlborough District Community Awards on Tuesday night. Group co-ordinator Margaret Frisken says she was "gobsmacked" when her group was announced as the ...

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