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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Tombstone Backpackers is a hostel like no other in a tranquil seaside village. It's the closest accommodation option to the Bluebridge and Interislander ferries. Accommodation,with even our most budget rooms designed to be warm and make you feel at home. It's the perfect platform to explore one of New Zealand’s finest wine counties, Marlborough. Cheap accommodation with heaps of comfort.
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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 - Ace Rental Cars is New Zealand's largest locally owned rental car company.Rent the experience. All our vehicles are fully serviced and maintained every 6 months. Ace Rental Cars now operate seventeen branches across fifteen cities throughout Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the core fleet of older vehicles, the company also provide a Premium fleet, featuring brand new vehicles.
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, overlooking Waikawa Bay, the marina and out into the Queen Charlotte Sound. 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 - Just steps from the Interislander Ferry Terminal in Picton, with the Foreshore of the Marlborough Sounds as the front yard, Atlantis Backpackers offers a wide range of accommodation options from our "Indoor Camping" room to fully furnished 2 bedroom apartments. Enjoy a cornucopia of freebies from breakfast to dessert. A perfect location to undertake your Top of the South adventure.
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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 - 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.
Personalised, semi-exclusive, and highly enjoyable travel experiences throughout New Zealand. We specialise in tours within the Marlborough region where you can enjoy the divine wines, sensational cuisine, craft beers, chocolatiers and the many other wonderful activities Marlborough has to offer. Our Escape to Marlborough Mercedes vehicles are also available for private hire/airport transfers or any other transport you may require.
Mobile-friendly - Luxurious bed and breakfast stays don't come any better than this. Our three suites are as different from each other as they are equally comely, each suite featuring unique pieces of exquisite handmade furniture collected over many years. Easy stroll to the waterfront. Picton, gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, is just 20 minutes from the world famous vineyards in Marlborough.
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.
Gay Travel NZ is New Zealand's only Gay Inbound Tour Operator, helping our discerning LGBTQ clients from around the World in booking Gay-Friendly Accommodations. We design itineraries, based on your budget and what you wish to see and do. With our knowledge, we are here to assist you with Flights and to design your perfect Vacation to New Zealand.
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Want to get from Blenheim-Picton or back? Easy, jump on the bus heading straight to town for work or leisure each hour. What about getting to the convention centre, airport or ferry? Problem solved, the bus will take you there. Buses leave Picton as early as 8:00 AM. Be flexible whilst exploring. Tours operating on one-hour loop from 9:30am-5:30pm.
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 - 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 - 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.
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Round the Bays Cruise
This cruise will have you crossing the main reach of the Queen Charlotte Sounds will have you arriving at Double Cove, a sheltered haven of holiday homes, cormorants and our famous pet fish. After having cruised ...
Where: Beachcomber Cruises, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Cnr of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 12:30pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 21st April 2019
The Paper Rain Project Summer Picton Pop-Up Store
Paper Rain is back in Picton! For the summer season of 2018-2019, The Paper Rain Project is back on the High Street, showing off the latest in our range of hand-crafted wine-barrel boards, board art, rideable boards, ...
Where: The Paper Rain Project, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 54 High Street
From: 9:00am on Friday 26th October 2018
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Picton Maritime Festival Trust
A fun family Free to enter event on the stunning Picton Foreshore. Queen Charlotte College Kapa Haka are on stage first to open the festival and if available a fly over with acrobatics. Our continued goal is very much ...
Where: Picton Foreshore, Picton, Marlborough
Address: London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 11:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
Pest Detective & Kaipupu
Join Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and Picton Dawn Chorus for a morning of becoming a “Pest Detective”. Fun and educational activities around identifying animal pests by their footprints, teeth marks and other ...
Where: Picton Library and Service Centre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 2 Dublin St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 11:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
Kaipupu Point Walk
Kaipupu Point Schedule Departures. Join Beachcomber Cruises as we transport you by boat to Kaipupu point to see bellbirds, Tui, Robin, little blue penguin, grey warbler, Kereru, and other endangered birds. You ...
Where: Beachcomber Cruises, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Cnr of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 11:30am on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 10th March 2019
Yoga With Me Brenda Lee
Welcome to a class of diversity. A flow to challenge those with experience while offering alternatives for those who new to Yoga. You can enjoy a well-balanced sequence to open up the Mind, Body and Soul. Feel free ...
Where: Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 1 Joseph Sullivan Drive, Picton, Marlborough, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:15am on Wednesday 12th December 2018
To: 10:30am on Wednesday 13th February 2019
Beach Fest - Youth Music Festival
*Postponed - Saturday 26th January 2019 due to weather. Youth Music Festival for local young talent. Entry 13-24yrs. Performances by young people right here in Marlborough, special performances by Bcre8ve, night ...
Where: Shelley Beach Reserve, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 2 Surrey St, Picton
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
Twilight Sounds Cruise
Experience a wonderful Marlborough Sounds dinner cruise at twilight. Friday 8 February 2019. Buses will depart Blenheim at 5pm for Picton where guests will board the Marlborough Tour Company launch MV Odyssea at ...
Where: Picton Marina, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Wharf 5, Picton Marina, Picton, Marlborough
From: 4:45pm on Friday 8th February 2019
To: 9:30pm on Friday 8th February 2019
Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road
On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on ...
Where: Picton Little Theatre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 9 Dublin St, Picton, Picton, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 16th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 16th February 2019
Optimist Challenge 2019 & Port Marlborough Starling Regatta
The 11th annual Optimist Challenge, the only ranking regatta for this sailing class in the South Island. Around 160 Optimist sailors will battle it out on the waters near Picton. They will be joined by a fleet or 40 ...
Where: Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Shelley Beach, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Friday 22nd February 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th February 2019