Picton is a town in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It is near the head of Queen Charlotte Sound near the north-east corner of the South Island. Picton is the gateway to the attractions of Marlborough Sounds which is popular with outdoor and adventure lovers.
The town of Picton offers a relaxed setting with beautiful beaches, easy bush walks and a lovely climate. Along the seafront there are many cafes, restaurants and galleries to visit. The floating maritime museum and aquarium is also worth a look. For fit and active types, the Queen Charlotte track is a local attraction which can be seen on foot or mountain bike.
Things to see and do
* Dolphin swimming
* Mountain bike hire
* Queen Charlotte Track
* Guided walks
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Population – 3,600 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – The port is located approximately .5 km’s from the centre of Picton, at the western end of the harbour.
Transport Links – The daily TranzCoastal long-distance passenger train to Christchurch begins and terminates in Picton.
Picton Airport at nearby Koromiko has regular services to Wellington and charter flights around the Marlborough sounds.