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Level Three, 12 - 14 Dundas Street
PO Box 7576, Christchurch 8240
0800 474 2866
+64 3 573 6378
Alexanders Holiday Park is our Picton holiday park and camping ground situated in beautiful Essons Valley.
Our Picton holiday park is a quiet, friendly, family camp in a tranquil beautiful native bush setting on the banks of the Waitohi Stream, safe for swimming, bush walks and viewing glow-worms, yet only minutes away from town centre, tavern and restaurants.
Alexanders Holiday Park in Picton is central to all holiday activities and only 1.5km to the ferry terminal.
Facilities at our Picton camping ground include:
We offer a diverse range of clean, tidy and comfortable accommodation at our Picton holiday park and camping grounds.
|Delux Standard Cabin||$60||$20|
|En suite units||$75||$20|
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only. This Picton camping ground is an NZMCA recommended park, your friendly hosts are Anthony and Denise Booker.
Alexanders Holiday Park can cater for all your needs, whether it is a one-night stopover on your way to or from the Picton Interisland Ferry, or a relaxing family holiday. Our Picton holiday park is perfectly located to use as a base while you explore the Marlborough region. Blenheim is only a 20-minute scenic drive away while Kaikoura and Nelson are a very easy 2-hour drive from our Picton camping ground.
Situated at the Northern tip of the South Island, deep in Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is the first landfall for those who travel by ferry from Wellington.
European settlement of this area began in the 1840s and many of the early buildings still grace the waterfront.
It is a busy port town and a centre for launch traffic to the Marlborough Sounds. Picton retains its small town characteristic but has plenty of attractions such as shipwreck diving, fishing, sailing, scenic flights and plenty of great walking tracks.
This quaint waterfront village is the starting point for an idyllic marine playground, indented with many secluded coves, pristine beaches and sheltered waterways. With 1,500 kilometres of shoreline, Marlborough offers unlimited opportunities for cruising, sailing, diving and fishing.
Visitors wishing to check out some of Picton's history, there is the waterfront museum and some of the old ships in port especially the Edwin Fox built in 1853, believed to be the ninth oldest ship in the world.
There are basically two directions to head from Picton, the East coast route towards Kaikoura, Christchurch and the West coast route over towards Westport and down towards the glaciers.
Marlborough is New Zealand's largest grape growing and wine making region with 65 wineries, 290 grape growers and 4,054 hectares in grape production.
Nearly all of the wineries welcome visitors for tasting sessions and many have a cafe or restaurant on site. Sauvignon Blanc is the region's specialty, but wines made with Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are also highly acclaimed. Wine trail maps make it easy to find your way around the vineyards.
Before the wine industry came along, Marlborough's fame lay with its sounds—sunken valleys that are home to all kinds of wonderful bird and sea life, including terns, shags, blue penguins, dolphins and seals.
Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds can be explored by boat—ferry, runabout, luxury charter launch or kayak. Admire the spectacular scenery where bush and mountains rise straight from the sea, and secret coves beckon you for a swim.
Queen Charlotte Track is another way to appreciate the intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. The 67-kilometre track passes through lush coastal forest, around coves and inlets, and along skyline ridges offering breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.