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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.

151 Cheap Hotels Near Mabel Island

Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
4.5 out of 5
113 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$109 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Picton Museum and Picton Harbour. Picton Ferry Terminal and Mabel Island are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (477 reviews)
"Lovely, friendly and helpful when we checked in. Room was large and clean and had everything we could have needed. Would definitely stay again"

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

Broadway Motel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton
The price is NZ$117 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum are also ...
3.8/5Good! (970 reviews)
"Simple and dated but clean rooms, lovely continental breakfast."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$110 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Located in the heart of Picton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (673 reviews)
"Had meals in Picton at the Barn absolutely fabulous and reasonable price. The Jade Court Hokitika and the Beachcomer motel Picton were both places we would stay in again strongly recommend"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Picton Beachcomber Inn
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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, Waikawa
The price is NZ$86 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
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$117 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
4.5 out of 5
113 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$109 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Broadway Motel
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$110 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$103 per night from 6 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Harbour View Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton
The price is NZ$128 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Jasmine Court 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, Waikawa, Marlborough
The price is NZ$127 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Waikawa Landing Studio Apartment in Picton, Gateway to the Marlbourough Sounds
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
4 out of 5
32 High Street (Main Street), Picton
The price is NZ$93 per night from 3 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
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 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Picton Top10 Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.