The best things to do in Picton, New Zealand
12 May 2020

12 of the Best Things to Do in Picton

Picton is the town you’ll arrive at (or leave from) when travelling by ferry between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, but there is far more to it than that. It’s the main town in the Marlborough Sounds and is home to some incredible short hikes. Looking for the best

06 May 2020

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, Marlborough

There are quite a few places to stop on the drive between Picton and Nelson, and the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is one of the best. You’ll see a stunning stretch of river with incredibly clear water, a couple of small waterfalls and plenty of relaxing river views. Whether you’re

12 Apr 2019

Picton to Wellington: Travelling Between the North and South Islands on the Interislander

If you’re travelling between New Zealand’s North and South Islands you have two options: fly or catch a ferry. You’ll obviously want to go opt for the ferry if you have your own transport, and that’s exactly what we did on our recent North Island trip. We travelled from Picton

Bob's Bay, Picton, New Zealand
02 Jul 2018

Shelley Beach and Bob’s Bay, Picton

If you’re only in Picton for a short time — maybe you’re on a cruise ship or waiting for the ferry to Wellington — the short walk to Shelley Beach and Bob’s Bay is a good way to kill a couple of hours. From Bob’s Bay you can continue on

Governors Bay beach, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
13 May 2018

Governors Bay, Marlborough Sounds

Last year we had a calendar on our wall featuring scenic New Zealand spots. The month of December was dedicated to Governors Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. After looking at a photo of it every day for a month we knew we had to go there. Luckily it’s very easy

Marlborough Sounds viewpoint, New Zealand
11 Apr 2018

Driving to French Pass and Bulwer, Marlborough Sounds

One of the most spectacular drives in the Marlborough Sounds (and the whole of New Zealand) is the road to French Pass and Bulwer. Sweeping views of the sounds are the highlights, but there are also some nice little coves and beaches to stop at as well as some great

Stunning view from Karaka Point, Picton, New Zealand
12 Mar 2018

Karaka Point, Picton

If you’re looking for a cool place to visit in Picton that doesn’t involve too much walking, Karaka Point would be a great option. You get great views of Queen Charlotte Sound from the car park and the short walk through the bush takes you to a lovely little beach.

Hiking the Snout Track, Picton, New Zealand
26 Feb 2018

Hiking the Snout Track, Picton

The Snout Track is the perfect short hiking trail for people visiting Picton on a tight schedule. You can walk to the start of the trail from town and the track is fairly easy. If you’re in town on a cruise or you have a few hours before catching a

Beautiful view of Picton from the Tirohanga Track, New Zealand
19 Feb 2018

Stunning Views Over Picton From the Tirohanga Track

You could think of New Zealand as the land of viewpoints. In most parts of the country you’re never far away from a stunning view, whether it’s a rocky coastline or mountains stretching into the distance. The Marlborough Sounds region is full of beautiful viewpoints, and one of the best

Titirangi Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
23 Jan 2018

Titirangi Bay, Marlborough Sounds

The winding road to Titirangi Bay offers up many opportunities to see the Marlborough Sounds from above. There are countless great viewpoints, calm coves and rocky beaches as well as the Queen Charlotte Track. The highlight of this scenic drive, for us at least, was Titirangi Bay. Not only was