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The doorway to the South Island of New Zealand

Kick start your South Island holiday in comfort by getting a car rental in Picton. With a car hire, you can explore the wonderful scenery and breathtaking beauty that the town and the South Island of New Zealand have to offer.

001.png Things to Do | 041.png Places to Stay | 002.png Places to Eat

001.png THINGS TO DO

Interislander Ferry 

Being home to the Ferry Terminal means that the town can open up the doorway for either Island in New Zealand. The Ferry between the two Islands will carry passengers and vehicles. However, if you have a rental car, the rental vehicle is most likely not permitted to travel on the Ferry. Whereas, a replacement vehicle will be available from either Ferry Terminal in Picton or Wellington. So relax and enjoy the cruise as you get off the road for a few hours to ride with the dolphins.

Toa Tai Fishing Charter

0car.png Address: 89 Waikawa Rd

Picton is a picturesque waterfront location, and the surrounding Marlborough Sounds is home to a mixture of activities for both land or sea. Leave the rental car on dry land as a boat charter will provide a wonderful day of fishing and exploring the beauty of the sea. Don't be surprised if a pod of dolphins appear beside your boat or one of the many sea creatures that call this little part of earth, home.

Little can compare to the feeling of being outdoors and when you are spoiled with an ecosystem like ours, there is little to no excuse for not enjoying it. This track offers the best and we believe it is one of the best kept beauties in the world. So be sure to let someone know that you will be out on the track and when you estimate getting back so  you can be sure to be safe should the weather get rough. 


003.jpg Lochmara Lodge (Wildlife Recovery & Arts Centre)

0car.png Address: Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound (Accessible Via Boat Ride)

With such a long name you would expect big things here and if you're a nature lover, then that's what makes this accommodation location that extra bit special. The centre allows visitors to interact with bird species and geckos and be inspired by the fauna and flower species located in the Marlborough Sounds. Its The perfect holiday retreat location.

035.png Jugglers Rest Backpackers

0car.png Address: 8 Canterbury Street

This renovated historic villa is the town's smallest hostel offering beds for only 16 people. With its central location makes an easy 10 min. stroll or 3 min. drive to town. Priding itself on an atmosphere which can't be beaten, you'll see why it has a 99% positive review rate.  Worth seeing what all the fuss is about. But get in quick :)


035.png Picton Village Bakkerij

0car.png Address: 46 Auckland St

This award-winning bakery is owned by a Dutchman and his Kiwi wife, and with their home based knowledge have created the best reputable artisan breads, tasty sweets, satisfying savouries, healthy filled rolls and delectable, filling meat pies. It has everything that is expected to be found at a bakery, only better!

Monday - Friday   6.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday - Sunday    6.00am - 3.30pm

Le Cafe Restaurant

0car.png Address: Waterfront, 12-14 London Quay

Using the best of seasonal and local produce, you'll have the finest quality for your money at this cute cafe. Not only does it offer good food with a spectacular view, you'll be delighted with live music performances to make your experience that extra bit special.

Hours: Mon - Sun: 7:30 am - 1:45 am

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