Picton is full of characterful historic buildings, such as this pub built right on the waterfront of the Picton township. Enjoy a walk around this small but charming town, with many historic places to see, many now inhabited by flourishing local shops and cafes.
The quaint seaside town of Picton lies at the top of the South Island in the Marlborough region, and is the gateway for ferries heading across Cook Straight to Wellington. This gives it a rich maritime culture and facilities. The foreshore of Picton is well groomed with grass and palm trees forming a tidy garden space, with benches and walks all along the shoreline. The beach itself is sandy and golden, making it a great place for paddling and swimming.
Picton Travel Gear hire is available if you would like to take off onto the water in a kayak or pedal boat, or you can book a cruise on a larger vessel to take you round some of the bays that litter the Marlborough Sounds. Back on land, you’re only a short walk from the Picton town centre, filled with trendy cafes and eateries for you to have some lunch and relax.