Built around a sheltered harbor, Picton is lined with cafés and restaurants for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton's favourite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewellery, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it's time for more fish and chips along the shore. It's the Picton way!
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port Marlborough Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone NZST (New Zealand Standard Time) UTC/GMT +12 Hours
Language The local languages are English and Te Reo Maori.
Currency & Shopping New Zealand Dollar (NZD) Shop for handmade jewellery and local art.
Best Way to Get Around This city is best explored on foot or by bike. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing, wine tasting, and kayaking.
Famous For Picturesque Picton is most well known as a harbor town. Don't miss a chance to sail the Marlborough Sound by yacht or charter boat.
Fun Fact: Foodies Just outside of Picton is the Marlborough wine region. Be sure to try their world famous Sauvignon Blanc. Fish and chips are also a local favourite.
Fun Fact: Landmarks On display in a dry dock in Picton is the Edwin Fox, the world's second oldest merchant ship, made of teak in 1853.
A Variety of Choices
We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.
PORTS OF CALLEMBARK
Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand);
Akaroa (New Zealand);
Picton (New Zealand);
Wellington (New Zealand);
Napier (New Zealand);
Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand);
Auckland (New Zealand);