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Picton Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences

  • Picton as seen from the deck of an approaching interisland ferry
  • Picton marina is a great photo opportunity while on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Timber logs in the port of Picton
  • The Cook Strait

Picton is situated at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound on the north coast of the South Island and is the starting point for the ferry service across the Cook Strait to Wellington on the North Island on a New Zealand vacation. It is a small, picturesque seaport with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and continues to grow as a tourist destination in New Zealand.

Built around a sheltered harbour, it has an attractive seafront dotted with cafes, restaurants and a number of arts and crafts centres. It boasts a floating maritime museum and an aquarium, the third largest in the country.

In this region, one can go fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Also nearby is the Queen Charlotte Track, a stunning coastal walk. Take time on a New Zealand vacation to visit the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary by taking a Marlborough Sounds cruise to view rare birds in their eco-friendly safe environment.



New Zealand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a New Zealand vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start a New Zealand vacation today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.


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