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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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Ignite Marlborough Flyer - Super Sunday Special Port Marlborough Pavilion Childrens Halloween Party Picton Maritime Festival Trust Marlborough Heritage Movies
Picton Foreshore, Picton
From Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019
Marlborough Flyer - Super Sunday Special
Picton Railway Station, Picton
Sunday 28 October 2018
Port Marlborough Pavilion Childrens Halloween Party
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Friday 26 October 2018
Picton Maritime Festival Trust
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 19 January 2019
Marlborough Heritage Movies
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Sunday 28 October 2018

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Picton News

 18 Oct 2018 

Beauty spot 'building site' as Picton hits cruise season 'not good enough'
A Picton beauty spot still fenced-off after winter works as the port town hits its summer stride has riled up a local businessman. EcoWorld Aquarium director John Reuhman has questioned the timing of the upgrade works on Picton foreshore, saying the ...

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