Charming, laidback Picton is the starting point for many Marlborough Sounds Adventures. Explore the sheltered waterways, sea kayaking, walking or simply view the wonderful scenery of the Queen Charlotte Sound from one of the many launch services available.
The Queen Charlotte Track
Local Cruise Company
The Queen Charlotte Track is known as one of the South Islands best walking tracks, situated a short boat ride from Picton. If you enjoy walking, Picton has many short local walks for you to enjoy. Dolphins and seals are frequently seen in this boating paradise.
The experienced Launch operators offer daily services that visit remote properties in this tranquil and peaceful waterway. Our Picton foreshore offers safe swimming, children's playground, mini golf, a museum along with waterfront cafes for your enjoyment.
A pleasant twenty minute drive from Picton is Marlborough's vineyards, some offering tastings, restaurants and cafe style dining.
Whilst in the Blenheim area a visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, having the world's largest collection of First World War planes is highly recommended.
This is indeed paradise, return again and again to HARBOUR VIEW to delight in this unforgettable experience that is called Picton.
Sea Kayaking – Mountain Biking – or just walking. Awesome people offering great options
Call them on 0800 266 266
Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company
The people to see for adventure in Queen Charlotte Sound
Call them on 0800 283 283
Picton’s famous Mail Run and many more options
Call them on 0800 62 45 26
Queen Charlotte Track Walks & Mountain Biking Tour Specialists
A diverse selection of scheduled daily departures to the Queen Charlotte Track
Call them on 0800 62 45 26
Lots of options for cruising and walking
Call them on 0800 504 090
If nature and marine life is your thing, then Dolphin Watch Eco-Cruises are the people to see
Call them on 0800 945 354 33
Eco World Aquarium
From ancient tuatara to turtles and eels, blue cod to crayfish and much more
Call them on 03 573 6030
Day walks, art and nature, maybe a bite of lunch or stay for dinner
Call them on 03 573 4554
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
Discover the fascinating history of the worlds 9th oldest ship
Call them on 03 573 6868
Fun filled tours to the best of Marlborough’s wineries
Call them on 03 573 8843
Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
Enjoy a laid back experience – let them pop your cork
Call them on 0800 228 2253
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre has the world’s largest collection of First World War planes
Call them on 03 579 1305
For something a little different take a lazy lunchtime cruise along the Opawa River on the RIVER QUEEN
Call them on 03 577 5510