As the Lonely Planet Guide says:
The top of the South Island is stunning ... the mild climate, magnificent coast line and superb national parks and laid-back seaside towns are definitely worth some hefty time in your itinerary.
If you are looking for Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Picton, we are just 15 minutes from the Picton Interisland Ferry terminal and access to the marvellous Marlborough Sounds.
Covering some 4000 km2, the Marlborough Sounds are an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys.
The steep, wooded hills and small quiet bays of the Sounds are sparsely populated, making them an ideal place for cruising, kayaking, hiking and cycling.
Whether you want to sea kayak, hike or mountain bike - your day trip adventure starts just 20 minutes away.
Try out a day on the Queen Charlotte Track through magnificent native and regenerating forest.
Renowned for its stunning scenery, choose a one day mountain biking experience like no other.
Journey to the track by taking a boat trip from Picton and be dropped off on the track, then picked up later at an agreed collection point.
Let us book the boat trip for you choosing from these transport operators.
The intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds create a wonderland for sea kayakers.
Cougar Line - Luxury cruises in the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound