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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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Bald Man Sings Rhianna Stand Up Comedy Pet Health Workshop - Learn to Look Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band Marina 2 Marina 2021 Picton Maritime Festival
Bald Man Sings Rhianna Stand Up Comedy
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Saturday 15 May 2021
Pet Health Workshop - Learn to Look
Picton Fire Station, Picton
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band
Picton Little Theatre, Picton
Friday 28 May 2021
Marina 2 Marina 2021
London Quay, Picton
Saturday 9 October 2021
Picton Maritime Festival
Picton Foreshore, Picton
From Friday 21 January 2022 to Saturday 22 January 2022

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