Picton

New Zealand

Cruises to Picton, New Zealand

Built around a sheltered harbour, 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 you NEED 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 harbour 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.

Picton TOP EXCURSIONS

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.

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Iconic Wines of the Marlborough

Tour three premier vineyards in New Zealand's renowned Marlborough wine-producing region and sample their signature, awa...

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Wildlife & Wine By Catamaran

Cruise enchanting Marlborough Sounds with a marine biologist guide while observing the bountiful marine life and then vi...

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Queen Charlotte Track Hike & Cruise

Don't simply gaze upon the beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound; experience it up close and personal by walking its perimeter...

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Marlborough Memories

Discover the historic and gourmet heritage of the Marlborough region by touring a fascinating aviation museum, craft bee...

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