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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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More FM Midwinter Swim Belly Dance Classes Unframed and Untamed Whale Watching Tour 2017 Anne Salmond: In Cook's Wake - Marlborough Book Festival: SOLD OUT
More FM Midwinter Swim
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 18 June 2017
Belly Dance Classes
Enigma Organics, Picton
From Tuesday 30 May 2017 to Tuesday 6 June 2017
Unframed and Untamed
The Diversion Gallery, Picton
Friday 26 May 2017
Whale Watching Tour 2017
E-Ko Tours, Picton
From Saturday 10 June 2017 to Thursday 20 July 2017
Anne Salmond: In Cook's Wake - Marlborough Book Festival: SOLD OUT
Picton Marina, Picton
Friday 28 July 2017

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Picton News

 23 May 2017 

Māori Television
Funding to restore quake-affected highway
Māori Television
Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million to restore State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch in the South Island. The 2016 November earthquake in Kaikōura caused extensive road damage, closing a significant portion of the main highway.

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