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Take advantage of InterIslander daily ferry service from Picton to Wellington. Swap New Zealand’s South Island for the North Island, crossing Cook Strait to the capital city. The Picton-to-Wellington ferry departs one way, gliding over the serene waters of Queen Charlotte Sound on a 3-hour cruise that offers stunning views of both islands — the perfect entry to the colonial port city.

The sunken river valleys, forested cliffs, and sandy bays of the Marlborough Sounds are one of the best places in New Zealand to spot dolphins in their natural environment, but increased tourism can often put wildlife at risk. This 4-hour cruise from Picton is run by certified Department of Conservation operators, allowing you to interact with dusky, bottlenose, and orca dolphins in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way.

While in port in Picton, take a 1-hour shore excursion to the top of Gondola Hill, where you’ll be treated to sweeping views of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Ride a 4WD with a professional driver-guide at the wheel and hear informative commentary on natural landmarks along the way. -

Enjoy an afternoon among the vines on this half-day wine tour from Picton. You will be collected and taken on a tour through the Marlborough wine region visiting approximately four or five wineries.