Picton is both the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds and an interesting tourist destination in itself. With so many local beaches and bays to explore, as well as a busy township and a ferry terminal connecting with Wellington, it’s an excellent destination for local and international holiday makers, and well worth using a rental car to see all of it.
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.
Need transportation to make the most of the area? View our full range of affordable Picton rental cars and explore the best of Picton at your own pace.
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