Picton Harbour

Picton Harbour showing boating, night scenes and a bridge
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
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.

139 Cheap Hotels Near Picton Harbour

Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton, 7250
The price is NZ$120 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star business-friendly motel in Picton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (644 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable with everything we needed, plenty of room, and great views."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2022

Harbour View Motel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$132 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Picton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.8/5 Good! (998 reviews)
"Very helpful and accomodating staff"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2022

Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$129 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star eco-friendly motel in Picton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (341 reviews)
"Clean, tidy, warm suite. ideal for an overnight stay."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2022

Jasmine Court Motel
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.

Popular places to visit in Picton Harbour


Top Picton Harbour Hotel & Accommodation Deals

High Street Living Motel
High Street Living Motel
3.5 out of 5
45 High Street, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$100 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
High Street Living Motel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$132 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton, 7250
The price is NZ$120 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Harbour View Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$129 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Jasmine Court Motel
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$135 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
4 out of 5
32 High Street (Main Street), Picton, 7400
The price is NZ$105 per night from 13 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
4.5 out of 5
113 High Street, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$119 per night from 13 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Broadway Motel
Picton Waterfront Apartments
Picton Waterfront Apartments
4 out of 5
3/6 London Quay, Picton, Marlborough, 7220
The price is NZ$250 per night from 23 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Picton Waterfront Apartments
Escape To Picton
Escape To Picton
5 out of 5
33 Wellington Street, Picton, 7220
The price is NZ$250 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Escape To Picton
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.