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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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Le Cabaret de la Vie Summer Concert Marlborough Multisport Series - Marlborough Quadrathon Seaweek Snorkel Scavenger Hunt
Le Cabaret de la Vie
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Saturday 25 February 2017
Cocktails and Jazz Piano
The Yacht Club Hotel, Picton
From Saturday 25 February 2017 to Saturday 25 March 2017
Summer Concert
Picton Marina, Picton
Saturday 25 February 2017
Marlborough Multisport Series - Marlborough Quadrathon
Picton
Saturday 11 March 2017
Seaweek Snorkel Scavenger Hunt
Picton
From Monday 27 February 2017 to Saturday 4 March 2017


The Villa Backpackers LodgeThe Villa Backpackers Lodge - Hostel.

Just 2 minutes' walk from the beach and town centre, The Villa Backpackers Lodge offers an outdoor hot tub, free...

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from PictonMotuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton - Sightseeing Cruise - Picton. Starting from $87.00 per person.

Cruise from Picton Harbour to Motuara Island and beyond to see rare native birds and other wildlife on this 4.5-hour...

 

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