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Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch

Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch

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The Coastal Pacific is one of the ‘Great Journeys of New Zealand’—a scenic train route that runs between Picton and Christchurch on the South Island. On this tour, enjoy a hassle-free experience with prepaid tickets and soak up the scenery on the one-way railway journey. Along the way, listen to the audio commentary, order refreshments from the on-board cafĂ© (own expense), and admire views of the Pacific Coast, Kaikoura, and Canterbury Plains.
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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.43
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$110.43

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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Take in a slice of rustic Marlborough living on this mail boat cruise of Tƍtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound. Life in the sounds is remote, and this tour offers the chance to share in the excitement of mail day. Enjoy a free morning in Picton before spending your afternoon cruising past isolated bays, with a unique route on offer each day. Ask your skipper about the history of the Queen Charlotte Sound, and benefit from their help spotting the wildlife that frequent these waterways.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.54
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$70.54

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

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Take in the sights of Marlborough's wine country scenery and taste some of the region's best offerings on this full-day tour from Blenheim. Make several stops at different wineries and taste Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir as well as some lesser known varieties from the area. Round-trip transportation from hotels in Picton, Blenheim, or Havelock included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.19
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$102.19

Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

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Slip into Marlborough Sounds for a swim alongside pods of wild dolphins, with certified guides to help find the dolphins and ensure the tour is dolphin-friendly. Watch for dusky, bottlenose, common, orca, and Hector’s dolphins, and if conditions allow, you’ll have the chance to view the dolphins from inside the water. This dolphin tour includes wetsuits with hoods and booties, as well as hot drinks on board the boat, and round-trip transport from the Picton waterfront.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$118.67
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$118.67

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.10
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$50.10

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Picton, take the opportunity to go wine tasting on a tour that visits some of Marlborough’s award-winning wineries. Visit up to five wineries in Blenheim for tastings and vineyard tours, discovering both internationally famous wines and lesser-known New Zealand gems. You’ll also stop for lunch (own expense) and sample locally made chocolates as you head back to Picton at the end of your tour.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.67
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$118.67

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

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When you have limited time, a delivery cruise is an ideal way to get around the Marlborough Sounds. Get an up-close look at remote homes and resorts while your boat delivers supplies to hidden coves and tucked-away bays. Learn about the ever-popular Queen Charlotte Track and relax while exploring miles of wild coastline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.61
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$64.61

Private One Way Transfer Tour between Picton & Christchurch

Private One Way Transfer Tour between Picton & Christchurch

Travel by late model Mercedes Vans via SH1 and reach the Garden City of New Zealand, Christchurch in less than 8 hours (or in reverse order). Spend the day exploring wineries in Blenheim; visit the seal colony in Kaikoura with peninsula walkway. Meet your guide at the ferry terminal or your preferred location in Picton and enjoy New Zealand landscape, all whilst in the comfort and safety of your very own chauffeur driven vehicle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,186.67
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$1,186.67
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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim
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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

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Taste some great New Zealand wines on a half-day tour of the Marlborough wine region. Visit various vineyards, learn about the region's distinct terroirs, and go wine tasting at four wineries from Picton or Blenheim. Tastings, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour limited to 11 guests.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.41
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$82.41

Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton
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Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

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Enjoy the tranquil network of waterways that makes up Marlborough Sounds. This morning cruise will take you to Ship Cove, where you can disembark and see a memorial to Captain Cook, MĂŁori wood carvings and enjoy the sheltered beach. On your journey you will hear informative commentary about the marine life, cultural history and natural features of the region from your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.99
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$59.99

Hop on Hop off Wine Tours Marlborough

Hop on Hop off Wine Tours Marlborough

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This tour is one you design yourself. Use our timetable and descriptions of venues to decide where you want to hop off. Then when you're there, most venues have special discounts for you as a passenger on Hop on Hop off. If you’re not a drinker then there is still plenty on offer with a fantastic range of other activities such as museums, bike tours, chocolate shop, and amazing food to be sampled. ‱ Get to your choice of some of Marlborough's best wineries safely and with ease ‱ Great way to go wine tasting without a car or designated driver ‱ Choice of a half-day afternoon or full-day ticket ‱ Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.41
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Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton
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Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton

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Tour the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound on a half-day paddling adventure from Picton. Settle into your sea kayak and follow an expert guide from the waterfront to sheltered coves and remote beaches. Search the waters for eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins while you learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.24
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Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise
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Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise

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Spend half a day among the thriving wildlife of the outer Marlborough Sounds on a small-boat wildlife tour from Picton. Spot rare sea birds like penguins and shags, plus a couple of species of dolphin, in Queen Charlotte Sound. Set foot on Motuara Island, a kiwi nursery and bird sanctuary, and that holds significance to colonial New Zealand history. Your guides are deeply knowledgeable about this area, so make the most of them and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.23
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$87.23

Water and Wilderness Scenic Tour

Water and Wilderness Scenic Tour

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An air tour is an ideal way to see the vast area of the Marlborough Sounds, much of which has no road access. Many visitors only see the relatively developed Queen Charlotte Sound, but on this tour by light aircraft you’ll fly above all four sounds. Be amazed by the views of mountains rising out of sunken river valleys, and even land at a remote, pristine beach in the outer sounds for 20 minutes.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.93
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$183.93

Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton

Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton

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When your cruise ship arrives in Picton, take advantage of a half-day excursion that introduces you to four Marlborough wineries handpicked by a guide. On this small-group tour you’ll taste the region’s sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, stroll through Blenheim vineyards, and sample boutique chocolates. Round-trip minivan transport is provided from the nearby i-SITE.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.59
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$95.59

Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour

Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour

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The Marlborough region is packed with boutique wineries producing world-class sauvignon blancs and other wine varietals. On this small-group tour from the port in Picton, spend a day off your cruise ship sampling just some of the wines produced in the region, all without the hassle of organizing a rental car
 or a chauffeur. On the way to each cellar door, drive through the open countryside and past the rolling hills of the Koromiko Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.19
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$102.19

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Taste the wines of the Marlborough region on a full-day tour from Picton. You'll visit six or seven wineries and a boutique chocolate factory, and have time to purchase lunch at a winery restaurant. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in central Picton.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.80
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$97.80

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

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If you're looking for an unforgettable nature experience, look no further than the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton. This tour takes you to one of New Zealand's rodent-free offshore sanctuaries, Motuara Island, where you'll see a variety of native birds in regenerating native bush. You'll also cruise to Meretoto / Ship Cove, a beautiful sheltered cove that was once a favorite spot of Captain James Cook. Compared with a traditional mail boat cruise, this tour offers more time seeing wildlife and less time parked on shore.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.63
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$62.63

Early Bird Eco Cruise

Early Bird Eco Cruise

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Access Motuara Island, a haven for some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable bird life. Enjoy a boat ride from Picton through the Marlborough Sounds with live commentary on board, then explore the island on your own. Look for rare birds (and well-known native favorites), see native bush flourishing, and relish the peace of the island.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.61
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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

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Benefit from the wildlife-spotting skills of marine biologists on this small-group ecotour from the Picton waterfront. You’ll cruise to Motuara Island, a bird sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds, and search the sheltered waters for wild dolphins along the way. See rare seabirds, marine mammals, and endangered land birds protected in their natural environment.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.23
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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Experience the beauty on Marlborough Sounds on foot and by boat through a guided walk with round-trip boat service. You can choose from three walks of varying length and challenge. These include Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay. Round-trip boat service drops you at the beginning and collects you at the end of your tour. A day hike is the perfect opportunity to experience the natural tranquility of the track, particularly if you have a shorter time-frame.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.67
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Visit several wineries in the Marlborough wine region on a half-day tour from Picton. Enjoy wine tasting at each location, and learn about New Zealand's prolific wine industry from your guide on this comprehensive wine tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.59
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$95.59

Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

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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.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.04
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$85.04

Captain Cook and Dolphin Cruise
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Captain Cook and Dolphin Cruise

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Set anchor at Ship Cove, a sheltered bay of Queen Charlotte Sound where Captain James Cook landed in the late 1700s. During this half-day nature cruise in the Marlborough Sounds, enthusiastic marine biologists point out wildlife including New Zealand fur seals and several species of dolphins: Hector's, bottlenose and dusky. Spot rare seabirds and learn about the history between Cook and the Maori people of Aotearoa while you’re treated to refreshments on board.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.23
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