Poised at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough, this picturesque harbour town is home to buzzing cafes, restaurants and specialty shops. Picton is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the Marlborough Sounds. The foreshore is packed with things to do, from exploring museums and heritage sites, beating the family at mini-golf and window shopping for a boat, to relaxing with friends and a feed of fish and chips beside the beach. more
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Mobile-friendly - Operating out of the beautiful harbour town of Picton, A1 Picton Shuttles are your locally owned and operated shuttle service. Picton does not have a Taxi Service so we are proud to fill the need. We meet the Interisland Ferries and transport you to your accommodation, airport, train or wherever you wish to go. Bookings are available for early departures.
Mobile-friendly - About New Zealand Rental Cars is one of New Zealand's favourite car hire companies that specialise in providing a large fleet of modern rental cars for self-drive holidays, sports teams and business travel. We offer rental cars in Picton and from our other depots in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Nelson, Blenheim and Greymouth.
Outstanding opportunity on the major scenic and tourist route in New Zealand. This investment is ideally placed to capture the consistent business flowing from the North Island through to the major natural attractions in the South. Nestled in a nice natural setting a very short distance from the InterIsland ferry service the potential is huge. Be in quick
Mobile-friendly - Tranquil setting overlooking bay and marina with private balconies from where to enjoy views. Swim in our saltwater swimming pool or enjoy our hot spa. We offer one, two, and three-bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Waterfront restaurant and cafe/bar. Nightly rates.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals has been doing things 'the Kiwi way' for 20 years by providing exceptional customer service and respecting the different cultures we work with every day. Choose Apex for your New Zealand car hire and experience first-hand why our customers rate us the best car rental company in New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Jasmine Court Motel is a 4 star-plus Qualmark-rated, self-contained motel in heart of Picton. Spacious studio units, 1-2 bedroom suites, some with spa baths and a fully self-contained disabled access apartment. Free WiFi mountain bikes & golf clubs for guest use. Luggage and motorcycle/car storage. Close to Queen Charlotte Track departure and Inter-island ferries. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
Mobile-friendly - Located 200 metres from the Wellington-Picton Ferry Terminal, Atlantis Backpacker & Motel is your absolute best choice for accommodation in Picton. They're only a minute-walk from the foreshore and a 2 minute walk from the ferry/bus/train terminal! Guests can choose to stay in a lively dormitory room or in the comfort of their own private room with a full kitchen.
Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Flybuys or Airpoints rewards with every rental.
Mobile-friendly - Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the Bluebridge ferry service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of several sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton - There's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Mobile-friendly - Bucket List Tours NZ offers a range of scenic, personal and wine tours so that you can experience the best that the Marlborough region has to offer. Our experienced guides have an intimate knowledge of New Zealand's South Island and would love to share this with you. Get in touch and let us create lasting memories for you.
The best value campers to enjoy the South Island. Toyota Estima 'campercars', Hiace Hitop campers, 6 berth motorhomes. Pick up/drop off in NELSON, PICTON, CHRISTCHURCH or QUEENSTOWN. A person in each town meaning one way fees either low or free. We pride ourselves on our service and our vehicles. Visit our website to learn about the 3 types of camper.
Mobile-friendly - The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel along 98km of stunning coastline, and take a break in Kaikoura to experience a whale watch tour. Daily return service over the extended summer season (October-April).
Proud winners of the New Zealand wide, Water Taxi category for seven years running (Traveller Voted Awards 2009-2015). This, along with 30 years of experience, ensures your Marlborough Sounds experience will be memorable. Whether you are walking the Queen Charlotte Track or staying in a local resort or private-home, we are here to make sure everything goes according to plan.
Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Now on permanent display in Picton, New Zealand. Learn all about her fascinating round the world adventures and her checkered history from troop carrier to immigrant ship, even convict transporter. Open Daily 9am, Dunbar Wharf, Picton Foreshore.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Ferrylink Motel. When you are looking for friendly, comfortable, relaxing accommodation in Picton, then come to the Ferrylink Motel. Andrew and Sue will go out of their way to ensure your visit is enjoyable and hassle free. New units now open. 32" TV's, Sky, 50+ channels, wireless Internet. Courtesy shuttle for ferry, bus or train in Picton.
We offer modern and spacious motel accommodation in the heart of Picton. All our studio units and apartments provide stunning views of Picton Harbour, the marina and surrounding landscape from their own private balcony. We are only a short stroll to the Picton Village, cafés, restaurants and waters edge.
Mobile-friendly - The three-hour, 92-kilometre journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Up to 11 crossings a day, carrying both passengers and vehicles. Comfort, friendly hospitality and service with Wi-Fi, cinemas, premium lounges, children's playgrounds, en suite cabins and much more on board.
Mobile-friendly - Join Jade for a fun, flexible and informative Wine Tour to some of Marlborough's finest wineries. Full or Half day tours to the picturesque cellar doors of our internationally famous wineries allow you to revel in the stunning aromas and textures of their multi-award winning wines. Taste the dedication and passion in every bottle.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in the central South Island of New Zealand, Kia Ora Campers offer self-drive, fully-equipped two, four and six-berth motorhomes. Ideal base for exploring the stunning South Island high country lakes, and Mount Cook region. All campervans have hot and cold pressurized water, heater, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toilet, shower, pillows and towels. Bedding available on request.
Mobile-friendly - Laurella Cottage is an exclusive boutique cottage situated right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. Self-contained luxury accommodation nested into Upton Oaks Garden, a 5 Star Garden of National significance. We warmly welcome you to Laurella Cottage, and invite you to experience the ambience, of a fully restored NZ 1850's, colonial cottage.
Mobile-friendly - Not just a place to stay, Linkwater & the Linkwater Lodge Motel is a destination in itself. You are in the centre of some of the Marlborough Sounds' most beautiful and tranquil destinations. The journey to Linkwater follows sparkling crystal clear blue waters, rolling mountains and lush native bush stretching out as far as the eye can see.
Join us on luxury tours and cruises of the Marlborough region, featuring the best wine, seafood and scenery Marlborough has to offer. Your tour, your way - led by experienced local guides, focused on your enjoyment. Choose from a range of popular organised Marlborough tours or let us arrange a group tour for you.
Located in Takaka. We offer private transport and tranfers throughout the Upper South Island. We can drop you off at the start of the Heaphy track and pick you up at the end at a time to suit you. We can offer specialize mountain bike transport with our purposely build trailer to all of the beautiful tracks in the region.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the stunning landscapes of the Marlborough high country region. Tour options include day tours, guided cycle tours, cruise ship shore excursions, small-group multiday heritage tours, Marlborough Winery tours, self-drive 4WD tours. With 30 years' experience owners Geoff and Lee, and their local guides offer a variety of experiences to explore the Blenheim, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and West Coast Regions.
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Picton Maritime Festival Trust
The PMF is a family oriented event, celebrating the unique maritime heritage of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Our aim is to provide this event as a means of bringing the community together, enable children to ...
Where: Picton Foreshore, Picton, Marlborough
Address: London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 11:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tour
Cruise to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary with Beachcomber Cruises and enjoy a guided tour of Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary at dusk. As the sun sets birds come home to roost and new creatures emerge. Bring a torch to help ...
Where: Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Shakespeare Bay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 6:15pm on Saturday 13th January 2018
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 3rd February 2018
Colour & Surface - JS Parker
Exhibition of paintings by the late abstract painter JS Parker, including some of his last major works and a selection of studies for his Plain Song series.
Where: The Diversion Gallery, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 10 London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 6:00pm on Monday 18th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
Come and join a social Table Tennis Club that is great for fitness and fun. All skill levels are welcome.
Where: Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 1 Joseph Sullivan Drive, Picton, Marlborough, Picton, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Thursday 9th November 2017
To: 12:00pm on Thursday 24th May 2018
Marlborough Flyer Steam Train Super Sunday Special
Join us to experience a heritage steam journey from a bygone era between Picton and Blenheim. Super Sunday Specials are special days for Marlburians and the general public to enjoy the Marlborough Flyer experience with ...
Where: Picton Railway Station, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Auckland Street, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Sunday 28th January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 25th March 2018
Twilight Sounds Cruise
Experience a wonderful Marlborough Sounds dinner cruise at twilight. Buses will depart Blenheim at 5pm for Picton where guests will board the Marlborough Tour Company launch MV Odyssea and cruise into the Marlborough ...
Where: Picton Marina, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Wharf 5, Picton Marina, Picton, Marlborough
From: 4:45pm on Friday 9th February 2018
To: 9:30pm on Friday 9th February 2018
Flora and Sean
Flora Knight and Sean Donald are from different corners of the world. She’s a fiddle player from New Zealand who has previously played with The Eastern and The Lone Pine Specials. He's a guitar-picker raised in ...
Where: Picton Little Theatre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 9 Dublin St, Picton, Picton, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Friday 9th February 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 9th February 2018
Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Envirohub Marlborough is pleased to host an evening session on zero waste living. Join Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince, the No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip for an introduction to the practicalities and ...
Where: Envirohub, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 3 Auckland Street, Picton, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 15th February 2018
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 15th February 2018
2018 InterIslander Regatta and Pre-Nats
The Interislander Optimist regatta and Port Marlborough Starling Champs - 2018. It is the 10th time this Optimist ranking regatta is held in Picton. This year it also double as the Pre Nats event. As yes Picton will ...
Where: Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Shelley Beach, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Friday 16th February 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 18th February 2018
Summer Concert Picton Foreshore
The Marlborough 4 Fun Summer Concert Series is a way in which you and your family can enjoy fabulous entertainment while basking in the warm Marlborough summer sun – just to keep that holiday feeling a little ...
Where: Picton Foreshore, Picton, Marlborough
Address: London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 24th February 2018
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 24th February 2018