Picton Sound, Picton

4.7
#3 of 9 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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  • View the magnificent Marlborough Sounds after a few minutes of ascent. We were pleasantly surprised by this city that had sold us only as city-step for the ferry.
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  • We buzzed around Picton Sound during a water taxi ride from Picton. It was a great introduction to the Marlborough Sound area. Deep blue water. Green hills plunging down into the sea. Blue sky. Bright...  more »
  • This is a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. Great playground for kids, very well thought out.  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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