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Picton Harbour

Visit a floating maritime museum, board a chartered fishing boat and relax beneath the tall palms that line one of New Zealand’s most important harbours.

Each year Picton Harbour welcomes millions of visitors arriving from the North Island of New Zealand. If you are arriving by ferry, be prepared for a stunning first impression. Picton Harbour is a picturesque and tranquil natural harbour surrounded by cascading mountains and lined by some of Picton’s best alfresco dining establishments. Located at the south of Queen Charlotte Sound, the harbour is a great place to begin your adventures exploring the islands, bays and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds. After exploring New Zealand’s rugged South Island, return to Picton to rejuvenate with some creature comforts.

Spend a day strolling through the harbour-front precinct to discover independent galleries, craft stores and a range of dining options. The Marlborough region is internationally renowned for its high-quality produce and Picton Harbour is an ideal place to try this delicious food and drink. Settle in at an alfresco restaurant to sample some of the country’s finest wines and enjoy freshly caught seafood straight from the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Venture to the waterfront to learn about the history of the harbour at the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum. The museum is housed within the world’s 9th-oldest ship, the Edwin Fox, and is permanently moored in the harbour. Learn stories of the ship’s round-the-world voyage as you make your way through the permanent exhibits.

Board a slightly younger boat to explore Queen Charlotte Sound. Fishing charters, dolphin-watching tours and ferries to New Zealand’s North Island all depart from the harbour. For a slower pace, rent a sea kayak to explore the southern end of the sound.

Picton Harbour is located in the heart of Picton where ample parking is available. Find accommodation within walking distance of the harbour. Trains, buses and car rental facilities are also in the area.


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Lodging Near Picton Harbour

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$82
Picton Beachcomber Inn

Picton Beachcomber Inn

27 Waikawa Road, Picton
4.4
of 5, from 68 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Picton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton War Memorial. Picton Museum and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are also within 10 minutes.

$69
Harbour View Motel

Harbour View Motel

30 Waikawa Road, Picton
4.7
of 5, from 77 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Picton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Picton Harbour, Picton War Memorial, and Picton Museum. Waitohi Recreational Reserve and EcoWorld Aquarium are also within 10 minutes.

$58
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel

Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel

32 High Street (Main Street) , Picton
4.2
of 5, from 57 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is steps from Picton War Memorial, Picton Museum, and Picton Harbour. EcoWorld Aquarium and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are also within 10 minutes.

$73
Picton Yacht Club Hotel

Picton Yacht Club Hotel

25 Waikawa Road, Picton
3.5
of 5, from 109 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton War Memorial. Picton Museum and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are also within 10 minutes.

Broadway Motel

Broadway Motel

113 High Street, Picton
4.7
of 5, from 58 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nelson Square, Picton War Memorial, and Picton Museum. Picton Harbour and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are also within 10 minutes.

$56
Admirals Lodge Picton

Admirals Lodge Picton

22 Waikawa Road, Picton
4.2
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Picton, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Picton Harbour, Picton War Memorial, and Picton Museum. Waitohi Recreational Reserve and EcoWorld Aquarium are also within 10 minutes.

$59
High Street Living Motel

High Street Living Motel

45 High Street, Picton
3.8
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this motel is steps from Picton War Memorial, Picton Museum, and Picton Harbour. EcoWorld Aquarium and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are also within 10 minutes.

$94
Glengary Bed and Breakfast

Glengary Bed and Breakfast

5 Seaview Crescent, Picton
4.8
of 5, from 25 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Picton, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Picton Harbour, Picton War Memorial, and Picton Museum. Waitohi Recreational Reserve and EcoWorld Aquarium are also within 10 minutes.