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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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FreshChoice Picton Rainbow Run Foundation-Freedom-Focus Retreat Justice of the Peace Picton Maritime Festival: CANCELLED Kaipupu Point Walk
FreshChoice Picton Rainbow Run
Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Picton
Saturday 22 January 2022
Foundation-Freedom-Focus Retreat
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton
From Sunday 30 January 2022 to Monday 31 January 2022
Justice of the Peace
Picton Library and Service Centre, Picton
From Wednesday 19 January 2022 to Wednesday 23 March 2022
Picton Maritime Festival: CANCELLED
Picton Foreshore, Picton
From Friday 21 January 2022 to Saturday 22 January 2022
Kaipupu Point Walk
Beachcomber Cruises, Picton
From Sunday 6 February 2022 to Sunday 3 April 2022

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