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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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Maungatapu Picton Maritime Festival Trust Ignite Marlborough Marlborough Anniversary Special
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Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Saturday 28 October 2017
Picton Maritime Festival Trust
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 20 January 2018
Ignite Marlborough
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 31 December 2017
Marlborough Anniversary Special
Picton Cinemas, Picton
Monday 30 October 2017
Picton Christmas Parade & Carols
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Sunday 3 December 2017

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Picton News

 13 Oct 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Picton puts on a show for America's Cup heroes
Stuff.co.nz
Picton put on a show for the America's Cup parade and the town was rewarded with a chance to get up close to the giant silver trophy. As thousands of people lined up the streets of Picton to welcome their sailing heroes, a last-minute decision was made ...

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Fat Cod BackpackersFat Cod Backpackers - Hostel.

Overlooking the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, Fat Cod Backpackers is just 150 metres from the Picton Ferry Terminal....

Private Tour: Marlborough Winter Wine and Scenic Tour from PictonPrivate Tour: Marlborough Winter Wine and Scenic Tour from Picton - Wine Tour - Picton. Starting from $340.00 per person.

A private winter wine and scenic tour departing Picton at 10:20am and returning at 4:30pm is the perfect option for...

 

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