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Things to do in Picton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Café Cortados is probably one of the better eating establishments around Picton with wide range of wines and beer to suit your requirements.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great meals and a nice place to go for a drink. Live music and jam nights. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best view in Picton for a coffee, wine or beer on a sunny afternoon. Often have live music. Great meals, but you'll need a little cash for those.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Offering various cruises.. Take a day trip to Kaipupu Point wildlife sanctuary. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the heart of Picton. Enjoy the foreshore and peruse the shops. Picton maybe little but it get busy when the cruse ships are in.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great for the kids and adults alike. Experience the aquarium life from the Marlborough Sounds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Waterfront Views, Welcoming, Modern, Fresh and Fun! Calming Teas, great selection! Tokyo Lime, wow! Fabulous Owner and Staff!!:) Eggs Benedict and Bacon... mmm yummo!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Best Irish bar, outside of Ireland. Well, second best.. officially. Great place to meet locals, warm and cosy, great bar food and excellent service.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“Take a scenic cruise through the sounds, have lunch at one of the lodges or walk part of the Queen Charlotte Track.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Jolly Roger is a 15 minute walk an ideal dinning venue with lovely views over the waikawa marina averagely priced venue.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The closest wildlife sanctuary to Picton. Accessible by water taxi. Free to enter. Check out the eastern side for old growth forest. Amazing views from the lookout. Take a picnic and relax.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transit Station
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Walk on-board the ship (built in Calcutta, 1853) and relive the adventures of travelling troops, immigrants and convicts. An excellent exhibit vividly depicting some of the rich history of Picton”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“We are the wine region of Marlborough and have some amazing vineyards very famous ones and some exclusive ones but the wine and restarants are world class. we also have scenery that's is very special in the sounds, also where you can wine and dine.Lochmara, Bay of Many Coves Punga Resort, Furneux Lodge. We also have a world class walking track which can take a week or one day, this also leads onto restaurants and relaxation. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Diversion Gallery exhibits fine art by leading New Zealand contemporary artists, in a stylish gallery on the waterfront in Picton, Marlborough. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“At the Victoria Domain, two short blocks down the road, turn left for a short bush walk into Picton marina and town centre or wander up the hill to a stunning view overlooking Picton. There are lots of walks from Victoria domain, from the top, you'll find Bob's Bay walk or continue along to car park, either by car or foot and you'll find the Snout Track entrance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great meals and a nice place to go for a drink. Live music and jam nights. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best view in Picton for a coffee, wine or beer on a sunny afternoon. Often have live music. Great meals, but you'll need a little cash for those.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the heart of Picton. Enjoy the foreshore and peruse the shops. Picton maybe little but it get busy when the cruse ships are in.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Best Irish bar, outside of Ireland. Well, second best.. officially. Great place to meet locals, warm and cosy, great bar food and excellent service.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Jolly Roger is a 15 minute walk an ideal dinning venue with lovely views over the waikawa marina averagely priced venue.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“This is an iconic tavern which hosts Karakoe every Saturday night. Also it's a sports bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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