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Dolphins: Your Picton Pals

 
Have you ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins? Well, there's good news for you! You can have a splash with these sea creatures in the lovely town of Picton! You can find it in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, near the top of Queen Charlotte Sound. 
The town got its name from Sir Thomas Picton. Sir Tom was a Welsh military associate to the Duke of Wellington and the poor fellow found an untimely death during the battle of Waterloo.

There are many things you can do while you're here at Picton. To start off, you should come to the QueenCharlotte Track. It's one of the country's acclaimed walking trails and is becoming famous for its scenic and peaceful coastal walks.
 
Get to see bays surrounded by ferns, forests full of lush trees and even sensational skyline vistas. After your scenic walk you can top it off by submitting yourself to their very cosy accommodation. Get a boutique lodge and be served with high-class gourmet meals.
 
Drive to Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry to enjoy a taste of warm Kiwi hospitality. As you sail through Cook Strait with the Blueridge service you'll get to view amazing scenery, experience amicable service, and even see free big screen movies. If you want to cross the Cook Strait in style, this is the way to do it!
When you cruise through the short stretch of open water found in between Wellington Heads and ToryChannel you won't regret looking out for the sea animals inhabiting these parts. Dolphins and whales like to keep Blueridge's ferries company so if you're lucky, you can get to spot a couple of them poking out of the water's surface. It's a good thing they're friendly, yeah?
 
And finally, the part you and I have been waiting for! Race on up (but do so safely, and within the speed limits) to Dolphin Watch Ecotours! The place, which is owned and operated by marine biologists, is an award-winning company that offers wonderful wildlife cruises. 
Have the best time of your life with a thrilling swim alongside dolphins! It'll be an experience you won't ever forget!
 
So head on to Picton! A place of wonder and amusement and let's not forget… dolphins!

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.


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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. 


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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 :)


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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!

Hours: 
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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