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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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Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show Nick Rado & Raybon Kan Comedy Tour Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Wednesday 2 November 2016
Nick Rado & Raybon Kan Comedy Tour
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Friday 14 October 2016
Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 4 December 2016

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Picton News

 21 Sep 2016 

Buyers from outside Marlborough target Picton to settle down
Since then the number of members had grown to 86, as more and more people moved to Picton, many approaching retirement age or who had already retired. Brown said the appeal of living in a smaller community surrounded by the Marlborough Sounds ...

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McCormick House Luxury AccommodationMcCormick House Luxury Accommodation - Bed and Breakfast.

The charming, 5-star McCormick House is a 2-minute drive from the train station and Interisland ferry. Free parking and...

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough from PictonShore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough from Picton - Ports of Call Tour - Picton. Starting from $120.00 per person.

Enjoy a 4-5 hour fun tour with a local chauffeur/guide departing from the Port of Picton with a scenic journey to...


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