A trip to New Zealand’s South Island, wouldn’t be complete without staying in Picton to explore the majestic Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough’s diverse landscape. A truly special experience for all visitors to New Zealand. Nestled at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Picton is possibly New Zealand’s prettiest seaside town. With one fifth of New Zealand’s coastline at its door and close proximity to Marlborough’s famous wine region, Picton has become a world class destination for international and domestic visitors. Picton’s waterfront has one of the world’s best water views, known for its ever changing colours. The two local marinas are a stunning testament to the importance of boats, to this charming waterside village. Regular boat trips from Picton’s waterfront jetties take you to stunning locations throughout Queen Charlotte Sound and whisk you away into a world where the sound of song birds, the breeze and gentle waves lapping alongside your boat, become your daily soundtrack. Fresh Marlborough Sounds seafood, cooked simply and world class wines produced in Marlborough’s world famous wine region are very much on the menu. Independent restaurants owned by passionate foodies serving internationally influenced dishes, can be found alongside traditional Kiwi eateries serving hot pies ’ fush n chups’ and custard squares.