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Picton House B&B and Motels – Location and Near By Activities

Getting to Picton
Picton can be reached by car on State Highway 1 from the south or Queen Charlotte Drive from the west.

Sounds Air flies into Koromiko Airport in Picton and Marlborough Airport in Blenheim www.soundsair.com
Air New Zealand flies into Marlborough Airport in Blenheim www.airnewzealand.co.nz
The Coastal Pacific train from Christchurch to Picton operates during summer www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Ferry services to Picton from Wellington are provided by Interislander www.interislander.co.nz and the Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry www.bluebridge.co.nz

There are many options for travelling by bus into Picton.

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Local Activities

Queen Charlotte Track

Explore Picton

Bike Queen Charlotte Drive, part of The New Zealand Cycle Trail, or explore the pretty seaside town of Picton and all it has to offer. For the kids, the foreshore has a children's adventure pirate ship, a mini-golf course, a sailboat pond and a mini railway track and train rides.
www.marlboroughnz.com Official visitor guide
www.nzcycletrail.com The New Zealand Cycle Trail
www.visitpicton.co.nz Visit Picton

things to see

On Rainy Days

When the weather turns to custard, check out the local cinema, museums, or the aquarium. The Edwin Fox is well worth a visit at Dunbar Wharf on the foreshore.
www.ecoworldnz.co.nz Echoworld Aquarium
www.pictonmuseum-newzealand.com Picton Heritage and Whaling Museum
www.ecoworldnz.wix.com Picton Cinema
www.edwinfoxsociety.com Edwin Fox Society and The Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

swim with dolphins

Go Wild

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and swim with dolphins in the sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds, or enjoy a guided walk in the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary.
www.naturetours.co.nz Nature Tours
www.dolphinswimming.co.nz Dolphin Watch

Marlborough's vineyards

Our Wonderful Wine

Self-drive or be driven, and enjoy a tour of Marlborough's vineyards.
www.soundsconnection.co.nz wine tours around Marlborough and fishing trips on the Queen Charlotte Sound
www.devinetoursmarlborough.co.nz for wine tours around Marlborough
www.naclachan.co.nz/winetour for wine tours around Marlborough
www.marlboroughwinetours.co.nz for wine tours around Marlborough
www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz for all your luxury tours and cruises
www.winetoursbybike.co.nz tour the vineyards by bike

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

Discover the spectacular Queen Charlotte Track, and enjoy breathtaking views and local hospitality en route.
www.qctrack.co.nz the offical web site for The Queen Charlotte Track
www.wildernessguidesnz.com guided or freedom walks & mountain biking
www.marlboroughsounds.co.nz guided or freedom walking & mountain biking
www.tuataratours.co.nz guided walks throughout the South Island
www.qctlc.com information on a QCTLC Pass that is required when walking on local private land
www.beachcombercruises.co.nz Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track specialists.

Dive Pristine Waters

Dive Pristine Waters

Explore the resting place of the MS Mikhail Lermontov, one of the world's largest shipwrecks, or explore the marine reserve at Long Island.
www.godive.co.nz Go Dive Marlborough

Marlborough Region adventures

Under Your Own Steam

The Marlborough Region is a playground for any adventurist keen to explore by foot, bike or paddle.
www.wildernessguidesnz.com walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track, or kayak the Queen Charlotte Sound
www.marlboroughsounds.co.nz walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track, or kayak the Queen Charlotte Sound

mail boat

Hit the Water

Dig into a mussel feast and sip a perfectly matched Marlborough sauvignon blanc on a luxury launch, or discover the inlets and bays of Pelorus Sound by mail boat.
www.mailboat.co.nz official New Zealand Post rural mail boat delivery service in the Queen Charlotte Sound (ex Picton)
www.cougarlinecruises.co.nz boat access to the Queen Charlotte Track
www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz for all your luxury tours and cruises
www.greenshellmusselcruise.co.nz Greenshell Mussel Cruise, departs from the Havelock Marina during the summer season

beautiful beaches of Picton

Hit the Tracks

Enjoy a variety of hiking tracks around Picton, including Bob's Bay Walk, Tirohanga Track and Snout Track. Essons Valley Country Park is well worth a visit, too, with various walks available, such as the Humphries Dam, Barnes Dam and Tirahanga tracks.
www.newzealandwalks.com discover the walks of New Zealand

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

The Story of Aviation

Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre to see the Knights of the Sky exhibition and view one of the world's largest collections of First Word War aircraft, including those owned by Sir Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
www.omaka.org.nz Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre