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Vacation rentals in Picton

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Apartment in Picton
Amazing Harbour and Sea views - peaceful location
Enjoy our spacious, comfortable, one bedroom sunny apartment that overlooks Picton harbour and the picturesque surrounds. Expresso machine, Smart TV, free Wi-Fi - carport next to the apartment. Savor the peaceful leafy environment, watch the boats in the harbour, cater for yourself or take a 10 minute walk down the hill to unique shops, cafes, restaurants and local supermarket. Unwind at night in the quiet surroundings overlooking the seaside lights. Ask about our large 2 bedroom apartment.
$117 per night
Apartment in Picton
Fabulous Apartment with private Spa Pool & Gym
Our beautiful 2 bedroom apartment truly has it all. An easy Marina boardwalk from town, it's fully equipped & spacious with nice views, luxurious furniture & bedding & features a private spa, private pool & private gym all set in designer decking & pretty garden plots. Also enjoy free Wi-Fi, free Netflix, free Sky/Cable TV, free car parking & a free pick up & drop off service to the Train or Ferry & great walks, bike tracks, boat & fishing cruises or the beach are just across the road.
$155 per night
Cabin in Waikawa
The Beach Cabin
Paradise by the Beach. This self contained unit is located in the middle of the idyllic settlement of Waikawa Bay just 10 mins North East of Picton. It has its own bathroom, bedroom and kitchen facilities. Access directly to the beach is just at the end of the driveway and just a short walk will get you to the Waikawa Marina, Restaurant and Bar, or to the endless possibilities of scenic beach side and bush walks. 5 minutes drive will have you at the public Waikawa Bay launching ramp.
$61 per night

Stay near Picton's top sights

Cafe Cortado26 locals recommend
FreshChoice Picton31 locals recommend
Seabreeze Cafe & Bar14 locals recommend
Oxley's Bar & Kitchen24 locals recommend
Le Café19 locals recommend
Seumus's Irish Bar11 locals recommend

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"Moonsounds Sierra" Waikawa Bay
$169 per night
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Absolute Waterfront Picton Waikawa Bay
$93 per night
Guesthouse in Picton
The Cowshed
$75 per night
Condo in Picton
Birdsong apartment
$94 per night
Guest suite in Picton
Enchanted Escape B&B
$85 per night
Apartment in Waikawa
APARTMENT ,lounge, Q/bed,ShowerToilet,Breakfast
$71 per night
Guest suite in Picton
Sunny 1-bedroom studio
$75 per night
Guest suite in Picton
Studio @ No. 26
$55 per night
Guesthouse in Picton
Just like a Hotel Room only Cheaper.
$61 per night
Apartment in Picton
Top floor - spectacular views!
$172 per night
Apartment in Waikawa
Beach Road Retreat
$62 per night
Bungalow in Picton
"Robyn's Nest" : A short walk to town and ferries
$81 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Picton

Total rentals

170 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

30 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

100 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

14K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Picton

All About Picton

Set around a deep natural harbor in the heart of the Marlborough Sound, Picton is a small town on the north coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Many people pass through Picton as they travel between the North and South Islands, but the community itself is worth a visit. If you wander along the scenic harborside, you’ll discover attractive grounds and palm trees lining Picton Memorial Park while rows of light-wooden homes climb the surrounding green hills. Cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops line High Street, which reaches its end at the War Memorial arch near the shore.

Picton offers trails through luxuriant native forests, including the four-mile Tirohanga Track that will take you to the summit of Mount Pirongia for views of the town and sparkling harbor. On a clear day, you can see as far as the big mountains of Taranaki and Ruapehu far away in the North Island. You can also explore the Marlborough region by hiking all or part of the Queen Charlotte Track, with views of the Pacific. If you hop in a boat or kayak, you’ll discover miles of pristine coastline, where dolphins leap and clear waters lap secluded bays. As part of the Marlborough Wine Region, you can also visit passionate vintners and enjoy delectable meals at winery restaurants.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Picton

The best months to spend time in Picton are December through March, when summer temperatures are comfortable for hitting the trails or visiting vineyards. It rarely drops below freezing here, even in winter, but you could encounter wet, cloudy, and windy weather, so it’s wise to pack layers. A highlight of the summer season is the Picton Maritime Festival later in January, when live bands, family entertainment, and food stalls fill the town.

In late February, the area is busy during a popular food and wine festival in the winelands between Picton and Blenheim. Many top wine producers share their wares for tasting, and the selection of food and local produce will make your mouth water. A line-up of live bands sets the scene.

Top things to do in Picton

Marlborough Flyer

The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train that brings back impressions of a bygone era. Informative conductors share stories of the train and the landscape through which it passes. There are return day trips to Blenheim and Seddon via a historic bridge with breathtaking views of the Awatere Valley. There’s also a day trip to Kekerengu that includes time to sample the region’s famous food and wine.

Picton Heritage & Whaling Museum

To learn more about Picton’s history, you can visit the community’s Heritage & Whaling Museum. A substantial collection of records and artifacts dating back to the 1700s tells a part of this area’s story, from the Te Ātiawa tribe to early European families. A fascinating section centers on the whaling industry, which dominated the coast in the 19th century. You can discover what it was like to be a whaler and learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough Sounds

The azure waters of river valleys extend outwards from Picton in both directions, framed by forested headlands. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, whether you’re looking for wildlife from a guided tour — orcas and bottlenose dolphins are common sights here — or kayaking around hidden coves. When you’re ready to refuel, the town’s eateries are a ready source of local greenshell mussels.

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