Picton Sound, Picton

4.7
#3 of 8 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.
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  • Picton is a small town at the mouth of Queen Charlotte Sound. A walk along the waterfront offers a nice view. Nothing particularly remarkable but very pleasant.  more »
  • Even if you have but a short time in Picton, take a walk along Queen Charlotte Sound, the town’s water setting. Cross over the pedestrian footbridge at the marina and walk along the water, watching ya...  more »
  • Nice location and great view by nature. A lot of birds fly around. Amazing view and such a nice boat to see.  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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