Top 20 Things To Do In Picton, New Zealand 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Picton, New Zealand

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Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

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Taste the gourmet delights New Zealand is famous for on a wine and chocolate shore excursion to the South Island's renowned Marlborough wine region! While your cruise ship is docked at the Picton port, sip award-winning New Zealand wines at boutique wineries, sample delicious chocolates, and enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people. You have the option of a 5-hour tour or a 6.5-hour tour that includes a lunch stop.

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Shore Excursion: Explore Marlborough from Picton

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Taste our sensational wines and partake of some our most delicious gourmet treats. From the Port of Picton your Local Driver/Guide will take you on a scenic group tour through to Blenheim and our famous Marlborough wine region.

Relax in our winery garden cafes or a wine with cheese platter overlooking our stunning Wairau Valley before returning to Picton for spectacular views of our sparkling waterways and your Ship.

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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

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Jump aboard a the interIslander daily ferry service across Cook Strait; the stretch of water separating the South and North Islands of New Zealand. Not just the link between islands, it's a New Zealand experience not be missed. An edition of the US magazine Wine Spectator, described the interIslander trip as 'one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world' and the scenery was described as 'jaw droppingly stunning!'

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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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Enjoy a scenic afternoon boat cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound on a working mail boat that visits Ship Cove and several remote communities. You'll share the excitement of mail day as you travel on board the New Zealand Post Rural Delivery Service boat, which takes different routes through Marlborough Sounds to reach isolated hamlets. Hear stories about the people and history of the region from your captain as you experience the rhythm of life along the waterways of the South Island.

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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

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Cruise from Picton Harbour to Motuara Island and beyond to see rare native birds and other wildlife on this 4.5-hour boat excursion. Spend time exploring Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove, learn from your expert captain about wildlife and cultural history, and take in the gorgeous scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound. Look for endangered native birds including the South Island saddleback, king shag, little blue penguin and kiwi as well as seals and rare dolphins.

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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton

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Visit Ship Cove on a morning boat cruise that explores the Marlborough Sounds, a broad network of waterways that makes up 20 percent of New Zealand’s coastline. Enjoy time to disembark at Ship Cove where you can see a memorial to Captain Cook, Maori wood carvings and the sheltered beach. Throughout your journey, marvel at breathtaking scenery and hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable captain about the marine life, cultural history, and natural features of this beautiful region

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Picton Shore Excursion: Gondola Hill 4WD Tour

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Fantastic one and a half hour 4WD small group tour. From the Top of Gondola Hill you will have a sweeping panoramic view of Picton and the many waterways of the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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Explore the Marlborough Sounds on foot with one of the popular self-guided walks on the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from three walks of varying length and challenge, with options that may include Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay. Round-trip boat service takes you to the start of your route and picks you up at the end. The day hikes offer a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Track within a shorter time frame.

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Shore Excursion: Blenheim Wine tour from Picton

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Enjoy this small-group tour to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough in our new luxury minibus. Indulge yourself in the heady aromas of the wine maker’s art and taste the passion that goes into every bottle. Learn how Marlborough's Sauvignon Blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, walk in the vineyards to understand the science and taste the end product.

You will visit 4 – 5 wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique family-run cellars. Finish the day with a taste of regional olive oils or liqueurs and a nibble at the Chocolate Factory.

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Historical Ships Cove and Dolphin Eco-Tour Cruise

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This tour offers an amazing fully-guided experience to complete your visit to Marlborough! Guided by enthusiastic Marine Biologists, you are sure to spot some rare seas birds, marine animals, and endangered land birds. Enjoy spotting Dolphins in the calm, sheltered waters before traveling to Ships Cove and Motuara Island!

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