Mabel Island

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Mabel Island which includes a bay or harbour, sailing and island views

Resting in the still waters of Picton Harbour is a tiny island, named after the daughter of the governor that chose Picton’s name.

For years Mabel Island was a tiny agricultural hamlet, located in the heart of Picton Harbour. Surrounded by the calm water of the Queen Charlotte Sound and watched over by the towering mountains that flank Picton, the island has long been a prime piece of real estate. Glide past the island aboard a sea kayak to get a closer view or capture photos of its forested shores aboard a chartered boat tour.

Today, Mabel Island is no longer farmed and is a largely forested area. It’s visible from Picton’s harbour-front precinct. See the inter-island ferry passing the island closely as it makes its way to and from Wellington on the North Island. Rent a sea kayak to explore the waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Paddle into the inlets and rocky banks of Mabel Island for a closer look.

After admiring the small island, spend some time exploring the harbour precinct. Visit the Picton War Memorial or the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, which is housed on the world’s 9th-oldest ship. A range of restaurants and cafés line the harbour. Many of these establishments offer views of Mabel Island. Sample locally produced wines from the Marlborough region, which is known around the world for its stunning white wines.

Mabel Island is located just offshore from Victoria Domain and can be seen by boat, kayak or from land.

144 Cheap Hotels Near Mabel Island

High Street Living Motel
High Street Living Motel
3.5 out of 5
45 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$95 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Situated by the sea, this motel is steps away from Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum. Picton Harbour and Picton Foreshore are also within 5 minutes.
4.3/5Excellent! (282 reviews)
"Very cute motel, very tidy inside with nice decor"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

High Street Living Motel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton
The price is NZ$143 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton War Memorial. Picton Museum and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are ...
3.8/5Good! (987 reviews)
"Spacious room with a great view. The bathroom has been updated, the rest of the room needs updating too, especially the bed and the heater. Check in was easy and staff were friendly."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly motel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (270 reviews)
"I had expected more cooking facilities looking at the pictures but excellent place to stay"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2021

Jasmine Court Motel
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Top Mabel Island Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Parklands Marina Holiday Park
Parklands Marina Holiday Park
2 out of 5
10 Beach Road, Picton
The price is NZ$69 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Parklands Marina Holiday Park
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton
The price is NZ$143 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton
The price is NZ$129 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Jasmine Court Motel
High Street Living Motel
High Street Living Motel
3.5 out of 5
45 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$95 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
High Street Living Motel
Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
4.5 out of 5
113 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$119 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Broadway Motel
Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$109 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Harbour View Motel
Waikawa Landing studio apartment in Picton, gateway to the Marlbourough Sounds
Waikawa Landing studio apartment in Picton, gateway to the Marlbourough Sounds
15 Ranui St, Picton, Marlborough
The price is NZ$127 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Waikawa Landing studio apartment in Picton, gateway to the Marlbourough Sounds
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$110 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Top10 Holiday Park
Picton Top10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
70-78 Waikawa Road, Picton, Marlborough
The price is NZ$92 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Picton Top10 Holiday Park
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