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Activities

There is so much to do around Picton!

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Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Sounds Connection offers half-day and full-day fishing charters. All fishing gear, tackle and bait (along with a local and experienced skipper) is included in the charter price.

Sailing

Sailing

Sounds by Sail is a boutique yacht charter company dedicated to providing you with a wonderful and exhilarating sailing experience in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Whether you've been sailing for years, or are a first timer, they can arrange the ideal sailing experience to suit your budget and time frame. Both skippered and self-drive charters available.

Bush Walks

Bush Walks

With sensational views over the Marlborough Sounds, native forest and a range of track lengths, Picton has plenty of hikes and walks to keep your feet busy!

Water Sports

Water Sports

The intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds are a wonderland for sea kayakers. The Marlborough Sounds consists of 1500km of New Zealand's coastline, so finding a corner to call your own in a sea kayak is not difficult.

Sightseeing

Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track

Gorgeous coastal views, the stunning Marlborough Sounds and native bush – the Queen Charlotte Track is utterly unique. Combining the best of New Zealand walking and biking with a seamless network of cruise and pack transfers, resorts and lodges and great food and wine, whether you're here for one day or five, the Queen Charlotte Track is brilliant every day.

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is made up of four distinctly different Sounds – Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus and Mahau, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. The winding waterways of the Marlborough Sounds make for brilliant boating, fishing, diving and wildlife viewing including dolphin watching.

Wine Tasting Tours

Wine Tasting Tours

Marlborough is the premier wine region of New Zealand. Marlborough Wine Tours have a range of small group wine tours of 4 to 5, or 6 hours. A Marlborough Sounds Cruise and Wine Tour or a bespoke private luxury wine tour departing from Blenheim, Picton or Havelock.

Chocolate Factory

Chocolate Factory

A visit to a boutique chocolate factory is the ultimate chocolate experience. You can see how they make their delicious chocolates, taste a few samples, and of course shop for gifts and indulgences.

Edwin Fox Museum

Edwin Fox Museum

Edwin Fox is the world's second oldest surviving merchant sailing ship and the only surviving ship that transported convicts to Australia. Now on permanent display in Picton, New Zealand, learn all about her fascinating round the world adventures and her checkered history from troop carrier to immigrant ship, even convict transporter.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Located at Marlborough's historically significant Omaka Aerodrome, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre was established to provide a world-class destination for the appreciation of historic aircraft.

Shopping

Picton Shopping

Shopping in Picton

Picton has some of New Zealand's best boutique and independent shops. The focus is very much on New Zealand-made giftware, art and crafts and locally made products. This makes Picton the perfect place to buy New Zealand gifts.

Mariners Mall

Mariners Mall

In the centre of Picton at the top of High Street is Mariners Mall. This neighbourhood mall has ample parking for cars and campervans.

Dining

The Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

The Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a mouth-watering array of food options – from salad to fresh Blue Cod to steak and everything in-between. Come in for a relaxed family dinner, watching the rugby with mates over a cold beer or a coffee on the waterfront – it's up to you.

Picton Restaurants and Cafes

Picton Restaurants and Cafés

Picton has many highly-rated restaurants, cafés, pubs and takeaways.