Getting to Picton is easy
The closest cities to Picton are:
Wellington – you can either catch the inter-islander ferry across Cook Strait (3 hour journey) to Picton or fly to Picton or Blenheim with either Soundsair (flies to both towns) or Air New Zealand (Blenheim only). Blenheim is a 25 minute drive from Picton and we can organise a shuttle to collect you (at your cost) to Picton if required.
Christchurch – you can either hire a car and drive the coastal road to Picton (about 4.5 hours) or take the coastal train (about a 5.5 hour ride) to Picton or you can fly with Soundsair Christchurch to Blenheim.
Sounds Air New Zealand: Soundsair are a locally-owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand.
Interislander: Cook Strait ferry services between the North and South Islands, New Zealand.
Bluebridge: Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge ferry and enjoy some real Kiwi hospitality.
Travelling to and from Picton – from Christchurch
Sounds Air New Zealand Soundsair are a locally owned and operated airline based at Picton and Blenheim Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand.
Coastal train journey – a special experience if you have time, travel by train from Christchurch to Picton, or return with stunning coastal scenery along the way.
For those travellers who prefer a bit more autonomy, why not hire a car and drive up the coast, stopping at Kaikoura for a spot of whale watching along the way? Another option is to take the inland route through the Lewis Pass, which, apart from its fantastic mountainous scenery and beech forest, is the home of the Maruia Springs Hot Pools.