Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, at the top of the South Island. Renowned for the outdoor opportunities it provides, Picton should be your starting point for exploring the surrounding Marlborough Sounds. Here are 5 of our recommended places to visit, all easily accessible by rental car.
The Interislander Ferry
The Interislander Ferry travels daily between Wellington and Picton. The 92km journey takes around 3 hours and takes you through the scenic Marlborough Sounds. A must for anyone, this voyage is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences.
Explore the under-sea world of the Marlborough Sounds at Ecoworld Aquarium and discover hundreds of fish and invertebrates, as well as Tuatara, Geckos, and maybe even the Giant Weta!
With world-class diving available right at your doorstep, Dive Picton is a great way to explore the Marlborough Sounds. Dive amongst exciting marine life, kelp forests and even shipwrecks for the adventurous! Bookings essential.
Dolphin Watch Ecotours
Dolphin Watch Ecotours offer a wide selection of interesting nature activities. Ranging from cruises, nature walks, charters and even swimming with dolphins, there’s something for everyone.
Natural Encounters, Marlborough Sounds
Natural Encounters have guided tours and walks for everybody. Whether you want a relaxing one-day walk, or a variety filled four-day walk, Natural Encounters can take you through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal walks.
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New Zealand Rent A Car has a variety of reliable Picton rental cars to get you around, wherever your visit to Picton takes you.