Picton Sound, Picton

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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. Put Picton Sound on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Picton itinerary maker.
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  • August 9, 2017
    As so many others have said, Picton Sound is incredibly scenic. If you're in the area, it's a great place to visit. The view is wonderful. There's a park where you can walk or just hang out. Dining is...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Came to the town by cruise ship and was dropped off in the town by bus. Walked here and was taken back by the amazing views over the bay. Very pretty and so beautiful. You must walk around to get the ...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    Arrived early at Picton terminal, don't know why I do that as I'm a nautical miles member... Join nautical miles $25 best money your spend even if your crossing once. First on ship which means first o...  more »

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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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