Recommended Sights near Picton
Queen Charlotte Track
The Queen Charlotte track enjoys stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds with coastal view and native New Zealand bush. There are a number of options available for traveling the track - on foot or by bile. If walking you can even have your pack transported for you. Spend a day or several.
The Snout Walk
If you don't have the time to walk the Queen Charlotte track but are seeking equally stunning scenery the Snout Walk is a good option. The track is considered an easy grade, is 12km in length and will take approximately 2 hours.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
The Omaka Aviation Centre houses Sir Peter Jackson's collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts. Calling upon Sir Peter's expertise, the exhibit settings and themes are extremely lifelike and breathtaking. You feel as if you had actually been transplanted back in time.
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve
The Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve contains one of the last stands of original river flat forest in the Marlborough Area. Another claim to fame is that is was a location used in filming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.
E-Ko has been running the best tours in Picton and the Marlborough Sounds on and off the water here for over 15 years, with thousands of happy customers.
They have a team of passionate guides who love to show off our local scenery, wildlife, people and more.
Mail Boat Cruise
For the inhabitants of isolated homestead in the Marlborough Sounds the only way they can receive mail and supplies is by the mail boat service.
You can cruise aboard a genuine mail boat enjoying the scenic Marlborough Sounds while it goes about it's business making deliveries.
Marlborough Wine Tours
Marlborough is famous for it's award winning wines. If you enjoy wine why not take a tour to sample the offerings with an expert guide. There are plenty of options available to you from half to full day tours.
Kayak Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Sounds offers a network of waterways and with it's stunning scenery, marine and bird life what better way way could there to be explore and enjoy it but by kayak. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins and penguins - to name just a few.
There are options for both independent kayak rental and guides trips.