In and Around Picton
This is only a sample of the things to do in Picton/Waikawa
Local Walks around Picton Scenic Drive Picton
Waikawa Bay looking out onto the Snout
Hire a kayak or go for a swim in Waikawa Bay. Ideal playground for children.
looking out to the Snout and into the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Enjoy a scrumptious lunch or dinner at ‘Skippers’which overlooks Waikawa Bay and the Marina.
Waikawa Marina is the largest Marina south of Auckland with over 600 boats in the Marina. Wander around the Marina or enjoy a whitebait sandwich (depending on the season) at the waterfront cafe & bar, the Jolly Roger.
THE PICTON FORESHORE
This is a special place to spend some time during your visit to Picton Step through the War
Memorial and enjoy the picture postcard view of the Sounds framed by lovely palm trees- great picnic spot
PICTON FORESHORE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
18 Hole mine golf course OPen every day 9am till sundown
Merry Go Round for children alongside Mini Golf Course
SEAHORSE WORLD AQUARIUM
View the displays in the aquarium and see the fish being fed several times a day. Day passes available.
There is a safe swimming beach, on the foreshore, at Shelly beach and Bobs Bay
BUZZY BIKES & BOATS
Naiad Rentals, U Drives, Paddle Boats, Mountainbike & Scooter hire
EDWIN FOX AND MUSEUM
Dunbar Wharf near the Ferry Terminal. Open daily 9am-5pm summer until 6:30. Edwin Fox was built in 1853 and is one of the oldest wooden ships still afloat. A dry dock is currently under construction as part of a restoration project.. the museum makes an interesting visit and features a well-documented history of the ship as well as souvenirs including unique cooperage crafts. All proceeds go to the restoration project. Check out the passenger list… you may find your family name among them!
PICTON MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Open daily 10am 4pm Very informative, well worth a visit. Particular items of interest to the whaling industry which operated from Tory Channel and Port Underwood. Also interesting displays on Maori, Early Settlers and Mythical interest from around the area.
The gallery is a tribute to scows and scowmen of early New Zealand. Learn about the history of the scow. Now converted to cafe/restaurant
Past the Echo you will find Shelly Beach and the Queen Charlotte Yacht club
THE TOWN CENTRE is located on High Street, through the War Memorial Arch on the Foreshore or along London Quay.
PICTON GOLF CLUB is situated on State Highway 1 at Koromiko, approximately 6 km south of Picton. This attractive 9 hole course offers a variety of interesting and challenging holes.
THE INTERISLANDER FERRY TERMINAL
This complex compromises Interislander and Lynx Booking Office, Mt Cook, Inter City, Coach and Shuttle terminus, Rental Car Offices, Cafe and Gift shop. A lovely setting to have lunch overlooking the water and watch the activity.
This a only a fraction of the things to see and do around the area. Click to have more information.