Picton Sound, Picton

4.6
#3 of 7 in Nature in Marlborough Region
Visit a place of notable natural beauty at Picton Sound, a small town known for its water activities and scenery. Head here to enjoy secluded beaches nestled between the blue sea and the green mountains. The calm water is perfect for sailing, kayaking, and ferry rides, or just walk around the bay while stopping for coffee and snacks along the shore. For more shopping and dining, head into the town center. Climb to one of the nearby hilltops for beautiful photo ops, too. Plan my Picton trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Picton Sound
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Picton Sound Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
243 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice seaside town, good food and coffee to be had, everything i very walk- able. Very convenient for the ferry and rail experiences. Great sounds cruises and walks right there!  more »
  • Arrived here by cruise ship along with a few thousand other passengers so there was a few crowds. Beautiful grassed areas and a playground for the kids to blow off steam. We found a nice walking trail...  more »
  • Staying at Picton is more than a stop over. Local resources are very handy and a walking self guided tour is a must. A range of very good cafes and restaurants and if you take a drive around the distr...  more »
Places to stay near Picton Sound

Plan your trip to Picton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Picton

View all >
4.8
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Picton

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Picton

4.9
Duration: 5​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h

Nearby attractions in Picton

4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Outdoors in Picton

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Wildlife in Picton

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Picton Sound by other users

6 days in Wellington BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Wellington & Marlborough Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Wellington BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Marlborough Region BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Asia, South Pacific & South America BY A USER FROM NORWAY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Auckland, Wellington & Queenstown BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Blenheim BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in South Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans