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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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Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tour Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special 2018 InterIslander Regatta and Pre-Nats Blumine Island Historic Tour Summer Concert Picton Foreshore
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tour
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, Picton
Saturday 3 February 2018
Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special
Picton Railway Station, Picton
From Sunday 28 January 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018
2018 InterIslander Regatta and Pre-Nats
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton
From Friday 16 February 2018 to Sunday 18 February 2018
Blumine Island Historic Tour
Sunday 25 February 2018
Summer Concert Picton Foreshore
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 24 February 2018

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Picton News

 27 Dec 2017 

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