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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 Maritime Festival Ignite Marlborough - Picton Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016 Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show
Picton Maritime Festival
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 21 January 2017
Ignite Marlborough - Picton
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 31 December 2016
Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 4 December 2016
Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Wednesday 2 November 2016

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Picton News

 20 Oct 2016 

Marlborough's Escape to Picton restaurant and bar lashes out at TripAdvisor critics
A restaurateur has been slamming online critics with feisty responses - but with the tourist season kicking off, the jury is out on whether this is the best way to respond. A Picton-based restaurant and bar owner has been hitting out at people giving ...

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Buccaneer LodgeBuccaneer Lodge - Lodge.

Offering free WiFi and free use of bikes, Buccaneer Lodge is located in Waikawa Bay, Picton. All rooms feature a...

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