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Apartment · Picton
Art Deco Apartment 6
Located in the Heart of Picton, 5 min walk from the ferry. Newly freshened with modern decor. Is warm and cosy with a heat pump for your convenience. All amenities provided. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and all that Picton has to offer. Our apartment has everything you need to have a safe and comfortable stay.
Sep 16 – 23
$67 per night
Private room · Picton
Italian Elegance in Bush Views Room
-A 2 minute drive to/ from Ferry; Picton Marina close by; short walk to Picton Central & waterfront -My Italian built home is private, quiet, with sea & bush views -Bedroom & ensuite is a serene, comfy space with expansive bush & hill views -Wifi, smart TV with Netflix, Neon & Prime, coffee, teas, fruit & filtered water -Breakfast (muffin,scone, croissant, butter,jam, fruit & expresso coffee) $20 pp -Bikes & kayaks for hire -Private off street parking
Jun 25 – Jul 2
$42 per night
Guesthouse · Picton
The Cowshed
Heard of Cows?! Quiet, comfortable and fun accommodation just 15 minutes walk through the picturesque Picton Marina to cafes, bars, shops, theatres, cruises and walking tracks. Free pickup and setdown from ferry may be available. Transfer from Blenheim by arrangement. Be warned......this great priced accommodation is probably nothing like you have ever stayed in previously. My folly and a labour of love! If you don't have a sense of humour or don't like cows.....don't book in! :-)
Jul 21 – 28
$56 per night

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Stay near Picton's top sights

Photo of Edwin Fox Museum
Edwin Fox Museum3 locals recommend
Photo of EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre5 locals recommend
Photo of Sounds Connection
Sounds Connection4 locals recommend
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Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company6 locals recommend
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Seabreeze Cafe & Bar4 locals recommend
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Cafe Cortado14 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Picton

Private room · Picton
Perfectly Picton
Nov 8 – 15
$60 per night
Guest suite · Picton
Sunny 1-bedroom studio
Jun 14 – 21
$62 per night
Private room · Picton
‘Little Italy’ Paradise - with bikes & kayaks
May 11 – 18
$53 per night
Guest suite · Waikawa
Absolute Waterfront Waikawa Bay, Picton.
Jun 10 – 17
$83 per night
Cottage · Picton
Pet-friendly 1940s bach - walk to ferry and town
Jul 22 – 29
$77 per night
Apartment · Waikawa
"Moonsounds Sierra" Waikawa Bay
Jul 9 – 16
$109 per night
Guesthouse · Waikawa
Oct 7 – 14
$76 per night
Apartment · Picton
Wonderful Sea Views - Perfect for Peaceful Timeout
Sep 15 – 22
$44 per night
Guest suite · Picton
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment with harbour views
Apr 29 – May 6
$58 per night
Guest suite · Picton
Joan's river retreat
Jun 20 – 27
$83 per night
Apartment · Waikawa
Beach Road Retreat
Nov 22 – 29
$57 per night
Apartment · Picton
Beautiful Apartment Surrounded by Native Bush
Aug 27 – Sep 3
$113 per night

Your guide to Picton

All About Picton

Set around a deep natural harbor in the heart of the Marlborough Sound, Picton is a small town on the north coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Many people pass through Picton as they travel between the North and South Islands, but the community itself is worth a visit. If you wander along the scenic harborside, you’ll discover attractive grounds and palm trees lining Picton Memorial Park while rows of light-wooden homes climb the surrounding green hills. Cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops line High Street, which reaches its end at the War Memorial arch near the shore.

Picton offers trails through luxuriant native forests, including the four-mile Tirohanga Track that will take you to the summit of Mount Pirongia for views of the town and sparkling harbor. On a clear day, you can see as far as the big mountains of Taranaki and Ruapehu far away in the North Island. You can also explore the Marlborough region by hiking all or part of the Queen Charlotte Track, with views of the Pacific. If you hop in a boat or kayak, you’ll discover miles of pristine coastline, where dolphins leap and clear waters lap secluded bays. As part of the Marlborough Wine Region, you can also visit passionate vintners and enjoy delectable meals at winery restaurants.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Picton?

The best months to spend time in Picton are December through March, when summer temperatures are comfortable for hitting the trails or visiting vineyards. It rarely drops below freezing here, even in winter, but you could encounter wet, cloudy, and windy weather, so it’s wise to pack layers. A highlight of the summer season is the Picton Maritime Festival later in January, when live bands, family entertainment, and food stalls fill the town.

In late February, the area is busy during a popular food and wine festival in the winelands between Picton and Blenheim. Many top wine producers share their wares for tasting, and the selection of food and local produce will make your mouth water. A line-up of live bands sets the scene.

What are the top things to do in Picton?

Marlborough Flyer

The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train that brings back impressions of a bygone era. Informative conductors share stories of the train and the landscape through which it passes. There are return day trips to Blenheim and Seddon via a historic bridge with breathtaking views of the Awatere Valley. There’s also a day trip to Kekerengu that includes time to sample the region’s famous food and wine.

Picton Heritage & Whaling Museum

To learn more about Picton’s history, you can visit the community’s Heritage & Whaling Museum. A substantial collection of records and artifacts dating back to the 1700s tells a part of this area’s story, from the Te Ātiawa tribe to early European families. A fascinating section centers on the whaling industry, which dominated the coast in the 19th century. You can discover what it was like to be a whaler and learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough Sounds

The azure waters of river valleys extend outwards from Picton in both directions, framed by forested headlands. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, whether you’re looking for wildlife from a guided tour — orcas and bottlenose dolphins are common sights here — or kayaking around hidden coves. When you’re ready to refuel, the town’s eateries are a ready source of local greenshell mussels.

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