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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

Sounds, Salmon, Songbirds Cruise Predator Trapping Workshop International Toasted Marshmallow Day Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Sounds, Salmon, Songbirds Cruise
Picton Marina, Picton
From Saturday 13 August 2016 to Saturday 24 September 2016
Predator Trapping Workshop
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Sunday 4 September 2016
International Toasted Marshmallow Day
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Friday 19 August 2016
Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 4 December 2016

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Picton News

 26 Jul 2016 

Weka caught in Picton possum trap the work of 'amateur' trappers
A weka was left with a badly injured leg after falling foul of a possum trap set in the wrong place in Picton's Victoria Domain. Picton Dawn Chorus Group, which is out rolling a trapping programme to catch rats and stoats in a bid to make Picton New ...
beehive.govt.nz - New Zealand to be Predator Free by 2050Beehive
No more rats: New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predatorsThe Guardian
The beginning of the end?Radio New Zealand
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