Coastal Pacific - Earthquake Disruption

Unfortunately due to the extensive damage the earthquake has caused to the rail line between Blenheim and Kaikoura, we have had to cancel the Coastal Pacific service for the remainder of its summer season. See Scenic Journey Travel News for full information.


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Gateway for travellers between the North and South Islands

Close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is the arrival and departure point for what has been rated as ‘one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world’. While all the attractions of the wider Marlborough and Nelson regions beckon, Picton is also a wonderful place to go exploring from. Within this maze of forest-fringed inland waterways that make up a 6th of New Zealand’s coastline, you can choose from many options to be on the water, or walk the famous Queen Charlotte Track.

For travel options between the North & South Islands, we have scenic Throughfares available.

Picton & Marlborough Scenic Escape Packages

Take a cruise through the intricate waterways that form the magnificent Marlborough Sounds on a Marlborough Sounds Cruise Escape

Wind your way through the world famous Marlborough wine regions on a Marlborough Wine Tasting Escape.

Learn more about Picton

Activities: What to see & Do

Accommodation: Where to stay

Food: Where to eat & drink & drink