Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. The town is located near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, 25 km (16 mi) north of Blenheim and 65 km (40 mi) west of Wellington. Waikawa lies just north-east of Picton, and is often considered to be contiguous part of Picton. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town has a population of 4,330 (June 2015 estimate), making it the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. It is the easternmost town in the South Island with a population of at least 1,000 people. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Picton in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kaikoura, New Zealand. Kaikoura is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum, Harwoods Hole Walk, Christ Church Cathedral. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Kaikoura Airport. Popular vacation packages of Picton are of 1-2 days.
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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim
5 Hrs105 Reviews
Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton
4 Hrs18 Reviews
Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour
6 Hrs 30 Mins173 Reviews
Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton
3 Hrs 30 Mins100 Reviews
Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
7 Hrs6 Reviews
Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Blenheim
7 Hrs 30 Mins60 Reviews