Situated at the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough region, Picton is an ideal gateway between the north and south islands.[ReadMoreMob] But this charming little coastal township is much more than a stop-off point for tourists and travellers, it’s a destination worth visiting, exploring and enjoying in its own right.
Nestled within Shakespeare Bay, peaceful Picton is surrounded by beautifully scenic landscapes of rolling forested hills and valleys, and turquoise waters that beg for exploration. There are spectacular walking trails, passing through coastal forests, sandy bays and peaks that present superb views of Picton and across glorious waterways nearby, while you could opt to take to the Marlborough Sounds by boat in search of native marine life. The sounds are alive with dolphins, orcas, humpback whales, penguins, various seabird species, and much more.
From Picton, the Marlborough wine region – famous for its delicious Sauvignon Blanc – is within reach too; on tour, you can visit one of the local vineyards to learn about the local tipples, how they’re produced, and of course sample some of the finest wines at source.