Cook Strait Ferry, experience the ferry voyage across the Cook Strait.
The Interislander in Picton
Leaving the South Island

Cook Strait Ferry

You can fly between the two Islands, and it's certainly quicker, but then you'd miss the scenery and the journey. The 92km voyage between Picton and Wellington takes three hours and twenty minutes.

Two ferry companies do daily trips between the islands, Interislander and Bluebridge. The journey takes you northeast through the calm waters of Marlborough Sounds, and southeast across Cook Strait before turning into Wellington Harbour.

The scenery offered by Queen Charlotte Sound is breath taking, cruise past lush secluded bays, and on a clear day you’ll be able to gaze back across the South Island towards the peaks of the Southern Alps. On board there is plenty to do, with cinemas, shops, workstations, cafes, bars and lounges from which to simply enjoy the journey.



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Half Day Guided with Half Day Self-Guided Marlborough Wine Region Bike Tour

Half Day Guided with Half Day Self-Guided Marlborough Wine Region Bike Tour

Wine Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $110.00 per person

If you are looking for a guided experience of the Marlborough Wine region but also want to do a bit of exploring on your own then our half and half biking wine tour is the tour for you. Spend a morning on our half day guided biking wine tour. Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will talk to you about the history of the area and its wines and the stories of its people.You will visit three wineries in the morning and then you are free to go it alone for the afternoon with your bike, a wine... More...

Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour

Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour

Wine Tasting - Blenheim - Starting from $130.00 per person

The Wines of Marlborough cruise excursion tour is a brilliant way to experience the Marlborough wine region. You will catch the bus provided by the cruise ship into the Picton information centre where you will meet your guide for the day. They will talk you through the tour itinerary and then take you the 30 minute drive to the stunning Marlborough wine region. Surrounded by mountains the wine valley is the home of NZ wine and in particular Sauvignon Blanc.
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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

Wine Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $115.00 per person

Travel in a luxury minibus to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough on this approx. 5-hour tour. Compare the aromas of Marlborough's finest wines and taste the passion that goes into every bottle; then visit the barrel rooms and walk through a vineyard to understand the science behind the art. You will visit up to five wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique, family-run estates. Finish the day with a nibble of hand made gourmet chocolates at our chocolate factory. More...

New Zealand South Island Year-Long Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

New Zealand South Island Year-Long Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Bus - Christchurch - Starting from $775.00 per person

Be prepared to be blown away by the places you will go and the things you will do while travelling on our super fun Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network.

A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand's impressive South Island. You will get access to stunning destinations, meet like-minded travelers, get great recommendations from your Driver Guide and best of all have total flexibility to hop-on or hop-off where ever you like along the route. This pass can be... More...

Apex Rental Cars - Picton

Apex Rental Cars - Picton

Car Rental - Picton

Experience car hire the Kiwi way and let New Zealand's largest home-grown car rental company get you on the road. Choose Apex Car Rentals and experience why their customers have rated them the best car rental company for three years running.

Locations Nationwide
Apex has two convenient rental locations in Picton, as well as 12 other city and regional locations nationwide. One-way hires are available at no additional charge, allowing you to return the vehicle on the other side... More...


Oxley's Sub Penthouse Luxury AptOxley's Sub Penthouse Luxury Apt - Apartment.

Oxley's Sub Penthouse Apartment offer accommodation with a private balcony boasting stunning views of Picton Harbour...

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