Imagine a scene of regal sailing boats floating on top of blue waters, hugged by a picturesque landscape of rolling green mountains and cloud-sprinkled skies. This is Picton, New Zealand, a charming seaside town at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound. Settled by early 19th century whalers, Picton is now a bustling seaport surrounded by award winning restaurants, delightful local art galleries, watersports activities plus beautiful yet challenging nature trails.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
If you feel the call of nature, take an adventurous hike along the famous Queen Charlotte track. On a guided walking tour, you'll be introduced to the picture-worthy flora and unique fauna of New Zealand. Since the climate of Picton is always temperate, in any season you can take in stunning coastal views, mystical waterfalls and diverse wildlife.
Have a field day on the beautiful blue waters that embrace the charming Picton shores. Rent kayaks, skim the seas on water skis, or just breaststroke the afternoon away. There's an adventure for water lovers of all levels.
Bring home a piece of Picton's charm by shopping at the quaint local arts and crafts outlets and galleries. You'll find unique paintings and artisan jewellery that will commemorate your experience of this quaint costal town.
Your holiday is a time for wining and dining, and Picton is the perfect city in which to enjoy them. New Zealand's temperate climate creates perfect growing conditions for fresh produce and local wines. Sample them in one of Picton's award winning restaurants, or test your sommelier skills on a wine tour.
Credit cards are widely accepted and cash machines are available in several locations. Bureaux de change are widely available so don't expect any real trouble converting currency or traveller's cheques, but do shop around for the best rates.
Learn more about this port city with this tourist information guide.