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 - 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.
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.
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 Airpoints Dollars™ when renting with Avis.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Our campervans provide you the freedom to have your kind of holiday with no need for set itineraries or timetables. Travel at your own pace. Experience the land, culture and people of New Zealand without blowing your budget. Standard and budget campervans, sleepervans, fully equipped, unlimited kilometres.
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 - 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 - We provide award-winning, wildlife and conservation focused guided cruises and dolphin swimming experiences through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can join us for our Dolphin Swim or View Experience or you could take part in our fully guided cruises to your choice of bird sanctuary islands or Historic Ship Cove.
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.
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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.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of either of our 5 or 6-berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Mobile-friendly - Laurella Cottage is an exclusive boutique cottage situated right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. Self-contained luxury accommodation, nestled 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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Queen Charlotte Track Walk or Bike
Self Guided Queen Charlotte Track experience. Options: - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge 15km - Furneaux Lodged to Punga Cove 12km Walk or Bike Check in 8:30am, Beachcomber Cruises office and collect your ...
Where: Beachcomber Cruises, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Cnr of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 8:30am on Saturday 14th September 2019
To: 5:30pm on Saturday 14th September 2019
Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards Field Day
A joint field day for two Environment Award winners: Come and find out how two Award winners are working together to bring back the bush and birds in the Picton area. Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, winner of the 2019 ...
Where: Picton Dawn Chorus and Kaipupu Sanctuary, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 14 Auckland St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 14th September 2019
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 14th September 2019
After School Fun
Calling all crafty kids! Come along and enjoy the library after school on Wednesdays during term time. Enjoy listening to some stories and then get creative with a simple craft. Make something cool to take ...
Where: Picton Library and Service Centre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 2 Dublin St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 3:30pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019
To: 4:15pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Door sales plus advanced tickets sales from Take Note, Picton and Alyssums, Blenheim. Music that makes you want to dance – wild spirited and haunting. Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony ...
Where: Picton Little Theatre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 9 Dublin St, Picton, Picton, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Under 5s Stories & Crafts
Picton Library’s Under 5’s programme is designed to enhance the library experience for 2-5 year olds. Come along and share favourite or new picture books and construct simple crafts. Make sure your little person ...
Where: Picton Library and Service Centre, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 2 Dublin St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 10:30am on Friday 6th September 2019
To: 11:15am on Friday 13th December 2019
Picton School Spring Gala
Come along to have some fun and support the students of Picton School. There will be delicious food, bouncy castles, face painting, raffles, games, white elephant, plants and much more. Did we mention delicious ...
Where: Picton School, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 5 Buller Street, Picton, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Envirohub Marlborough are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Picton + a waste-free potluck! Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an ...
Where: Envirohub Marlborough, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 14 Auckland Street
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Top of The South Trapping Workshop
Trapping Workshop itinerary. 9am - 10am - Keynote speaker: Duncan Kay, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP). Thinking outside the box to become predator free. 10:30 – 12:30 concurrent workshops; choose between: - Back ...
Where: Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 1 Joseph Sullivan Drive, Picton, Marlborough, Picton, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Sunday 22nd September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
Guardians of the Sounds: Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Sarah Brand PhD Environmental Scientist Subject: Picton Air Quality Group Drink and Nibbles provided. (Non -alcoholic + Yealands Wine and local Beers) RSVP for numbers The AGM will include: - ...
Where: E-Ko Tours, Picton, Marlborough
Address: 1 Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019
Sounds Salmon Songbirds 2019
New Zealand King Salmon, Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and Marlborough Tour Company have joined forces to offer a fantastic family day out in the Sounds with their popular Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Cruise. Onboard our ...
Where: Odyssea - Marlborough Tour Company, Picton, Marlborough
Address: Picton Waterfront, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
From: 1:30pm on Saturday 28th September 2019
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 13th October 2019