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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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Featured Picton Events

Beach Fest - Youth Music Festival Round the Bays Cruise Summer Concert Kaipupu Point Walk Twilight Sounds Cruise
Beach Fest - Youth Music Festival
Saturday 26 January 2019
Round the Bays Cruise
Beachcomber Cruises, Picton
From Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019
Summer Concert
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Sunday 24 February 2019
Kaipupu Point Walk
Beachcomber Cruises, Picton
From Saturday 9 February 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019
Twilight Sounds Cruise
Picton Marina, Picton
Friday 8 February 2019

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 17 Jan 2019 
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