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  • 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.

 


 

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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 exploring...book 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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Picton, New Zealand

  • Marlborough Wine Region from Picton

    Enjoy the very best that Marlborough has to offer with a visit to some superb wineries. Next embark on a full day guided walk and wildlife tour seeing the sights in this beautiful area.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 954
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Picton: Full Day Queen Charlotte Track Guided Walk

    Cruise from Picton to Ship Cove to explore a historic port where Captain Cook visited during the 18th century. At Ship Cove, take a guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track to Endeavour Inlet, where you'll experience gorgeous views of the Marlborough Sounds and learn about the local flora and fauna.
    Duration:
    9.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Picton: Marlborough Wine Cruise Ship Half Day Tour

    Visit half a dozen of the best wineries in New Zealand's largest wine region on this wine cruise half-day tour. Travelling from Picton Wharf, you'll explore this world-famous wine region, sample local vintages, and enjoy the incredible beauty of the landscape.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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