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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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Comedy Double Bill Matariki Festival Table Tennis Matariki Waitohi-Picton Kai AHO - To Shine (Matariki Festival)
Comedy Double Bill
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Saturday 28 April 2018
Matariki Festival
Picton Foreshore, Picton
From Friday 15 June 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018
Table Tennis
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
From Thursday 3 May 2018 to Thursday 24 May 2018
Matariki Waitohi-Picton Kai
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 23 June 2018
AHO - To Shine (Matariki Festival)
Picton Foreshore, Picton
Saturday 14 July 2018

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Picton News

 17 Apr 2018 

The rates 'anomaly' about to be smoothed over with massive increases
Picton vicinity residents had full access to roads while 'Sounds admin rural' did not, Fletcher said. Fletcher said the new rates system, which decided 'Picton vicinity' received most of the same services as Picton, would "restore balance". A council ...

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