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Picton

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Gateway to the South Island
Take photo after stunning photo in Picton, the gateway to South Island. The ferry service linking New Zealand's main islands runs from here, as do many tour boats ready to take you out onto the waters. The surrounding Marlborough Sounds brim with marine life, while the town's waterfront has a good number of welcoming cafes and restaurants where you can relax after a day on the boat. Leave time on your Picton itinerary to head up one of the local hiking trails for extensive views of the sounds. Plan your vacation with our New Zealand trip planner and discover the best things to do in Picton.
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Where to stay in Picton

The greatest variety of accommodations in Picton clusters at the western end of Waikawa Road, all within easy reach of the ferry termil and waterfront. Options include hotels, motels, hostels, and apartments, designed to suit the tastes of the multitude of people arriving from North Island, or heading there. Farther east along the coast of the sheltered inlet you'll find camping areas and expansive resorts, while motels offer lodgings along the roads that lead out of Picton.
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