Picton and the surrounding area is blessed with a rich array of interesting attractions and activities. Come discover some of the best things to do in Picton, so that you have an unforgettable experience:
The Picton Community museum features some 2000 individual items relating to whaling, Maori, and industry history in the local area. If you’re in the mood to learn more about the history of this unique part of New Zealand – especially Maori culture and the whaling industry – then make plans to visit the Picton Community Museum.
No trip to New Zealand is complete without sampling Maori culture; something unique to New Zealand which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This authentic marae (meeting house) features exquisite carvings and flax weavings, and makes for one of the best places to visit in Picton.
If you’re looking for things to do in Picton town that the whole family will enjoy, then a visit to the EcoWorld Aquarium won’t go amiss. This well-reviewed visitor attraction gives you the opportunity to discover a diverse range of marine life that is unique to New Zealand. You can also be amazed by NZ species that make their home out of the water, such as tuatara and giant weta. Family passes are available at a good discount, making a trip to the EcoWorld Aquarium one of the best days out in Picton.
One of the most popular eateries and watering holes in Picton is the aptly-named Le Café. Serving up a range of tasty food and quality coffee in attractive surroundings (right by the waterfront) you’ll enjoy your trip to one of Picton’s most popular establishments.
Many visitors to Picton are drawn in by the chance to explore the majestic beauty of the famous Marlborough Sounds. The unique nature of the Sounds makes them an essential destination when traveling the top of the South Island. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do in the Marlborough Sounds for more information.