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Picton

Picton

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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Ignite Marlborough Picton Maritime Festival Trust Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tour Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special
Ignite Marlborough
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 31 December 2017
Picton Maritime Festival Trust
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 20 January 2018
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tour
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, Picton
From Saturday 13 January 2018 to Saturday 3 February 2018
Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special
Picton Railway Station, Picton
Sunday 31 December 2017
Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special
Picton Railway Station, Picton
From Sunday 28 January 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018

Picton - Google News

Picton News

 22 Nov 2017 

Marlborough Express
Picton Library leaves mark on pages of history | Stuff.co.nz
Marlborough Express
The end of a chapter for the Picton Library reveals a new story yet to be told.

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Boasting water views, Milton Heights offers accommodation in Picton, less than 1 km from local shops and restaurants....

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Sea kayak from the picturesque Picton foreshore, across the harbour and into the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte...

 

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