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Picton is a picturesque port town located in the north of the South Island in New Zealand. The town is a major transportation hub between the North and the South Islands, connecting the road, rail and ferry networks. Picton is also a popular gateway on the way to the stunning islands of Marlborough Sounds.
This seaside town is small, with a population of just over 4500 people, but has quite a lot to offer its visitors.
Some of the best things to do in Picton are outside, such as:
So comfortable weather is crucial.
Picton boasts mild temperatures all year round, however, winters (June to August) are quite cold and wet. We would recommend visiting in the following months:
Temperatures average between 20-25℃, plus it is dry and sunny.
Picton is absolutely idyllic when it comes to the scenery surrounding the town. If you only have a couple of hours to explore it, stay around the Picton Foreshore and enjoy a beverage at one of the numerous cafes of London Quay, along with tranquillity and the beautiful views of the Marlborough Sounds.
If you have a bit more time to spend in Picton, check out our top picks:
Picton is part of a great number of New Zealand itineraries sailed by some of the most reputable cruise lines. Quite a few of them will set sail from a home port near you.
Here are the most popular ones: