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Picton Harbour
Holiday Travel Guide

Picton Harbour showing boating, night scenes and a bridge

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.

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153 Cheap Hotels Near Picton Harbour

Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$108 per night from 26 Jun. to 26 Jun.
Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (581 reviews)
"Beautiful view and comfortable bed. Lighting poor."

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

Harbour View Motel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton
The price is NZ$127 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 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! (969 reviews)
"Greta value for money, clean room and friendly staff :-)"

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$120 per night from 15 Jun. to 15 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! (672 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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High Street Living Motel
High Street Living Motel
3.5 out of 5
45 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$90 per night from 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
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$127 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Picton Beachcomber Inn
3 out of 5
27 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$120 per night from 15 Jun. to 15 Jun.
Picton Beachcomber Inn
Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
4.5 out of 5
30 Waikawa Road, Picton
The price is NZ$108 per night from 26 Jun. to 26 Jun.
Harbour View Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
4.5 out of 5
78 Wellington Street, Picton
The price is NZ$129 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Jasmine Court Motel
Broadway Motel
Broadway Motel
4.5 out of 5
113 High Street, Picton
The price is NZ$109 per night from 17 Jun. to 17 Jun.
Broadway Motel
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel
4 out of 5
32 High Street (Main Street), Picton
The price is NZ$97 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
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 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Picton Top10 Holiday Park
Picton Waterfront Apartments
Picton Waterfront Apartments
4 out of 5
3/6 London Quay, Picton, Marlborough
The price is NZ$197 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Picton Waterfront Apartments
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.