Affinity Cruises

Nelson / Tasman – Picton

The Appleby family had a dream to own and work on a cruising vessel in New Zealand, so in 1996 the dream began. Along with their daughter Vicky they developed cruises that focused on their passion — cruising Kiwi style!  Experience your dream with us!

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    Waikawa Boating Club

    Waikawa Marina, Beach Road Waikawa, Picton

    Lisa Delaveau


    The Waikawa Boating Club has spectacular views from its location on the water’s edge in Waikawa Marina, the second largest marina in New Zealand. This position provides an ideal gateway to exceptional cruising grounds of the stunningly beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Covering some 4,000 km² of sounds, islands, and peninsulas, the Marlborough Sounds lie at the South Island’s north-easternmost point, between Tasman Bay in the west and Cloudy Bay in the south-east. The almost fractal coastline has 1/5 of the length of New Zealand’s coasts.

    Guests are welcome!
    The Waikawa Boating Club clubhouse is open to members, their guests and any members of Clubs New Zealand affiliated clubs. Waikawa Boating Club also have reciprocal visiting rights in the clubrooms of Pohara Boat Club, Mana Cruising Club and Tasman Bay Cruising Club. Everyone is welcome! Bring your membership card with you to access bar discounts. The spectacular view across the Waikawa Marina towards Queen Charlotte Sound is all included. Members with guests, simply sign them in via the register at the door.

    Scoozi Cafe Pizzaria

    Mariners Mall, Shop 8, 100 High Street, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

    Front of house


    Traditional wood fire pizza’s, pastas, salads, roast dinner and more
    Open Tuesday to Sunday dine in, take away or delivery.

    Cortado Restaurant & Bar

    Corner High St and, London Quay, Picton 7220

    Jo and Mark


    Cortado Restaurant is more than great food, our focus is on the people, our Cortado Family and with this the amazing energy it brings to our restaurant. When looking for new “family” members we search for the right people that enhance our family values and culture. Our guests can then be assured that they will always receive the best experience – both in food and service.Tapas Bar & Restaurant · Cocktail Bar · Pizza Place

    Jolly Roger Bar & Cafe

    72 Beach Road, Waikawa 7220



    The Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar
    Located in beautiful, secluded Waikawa Bay, the Jolly Roger is only 3.5km from Picton. It’s an easy drive or a stunning stroll along a well-formed track. Escape the hustle and bustle of the ferry traffic and holiday-makers.

    Enjoy a mouth-watering array of food options – from salad to fresh Blue Cod to steak and everything in-between. Come in for a relaxed family dinner, watching the rugby with mates over a cold beer or a coffee on the waterfront – it’s up to you.

    Harbour View Motel

    30 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand

    Caryn & Noddy


    On The Hill With Amazing Views – Welcome to Harbour View Motel Picton New Zealand Accommodation
    We offer modern and spacious motel accommodation in the heart of Picton. Our studio units and apartments provide stunning views of Picton Harbour, the marina and surrounding landscape from their own private balcony. We are only a short stroll to the Picton Village, cafés, restaurants and waters edge.

    Bay Vista Motel

    303-307 Waikawa Road, Picton, Marlborough



    ur beautiful waterfront apartments in Picton are the only motels in Picton located on the waters edge of our very own private beach. We aren’t just a motel, but a destination. Wake up to the sound of a Tui or Bellbird in our native bush and the smell of the sea at your doorstep. All our waterfront apartments are located right on the water’s edge with stunning views overlooking Waikawa Bay & the Marina. Don’t forget to bring your kayak or paddle board to launch right off our front lawn.

    Little Engine Eatery

    1 Cadillac Way, Annesbrook, Nelson


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    Add a quirky twist to your road trip and visit the Nelson Classic Car Museum with their sidecar cafe, Little Engine Eatery. The coffee is smooth and the snacks are scrumptious. Grab a slice of their Plum and Apple Cobbler with a scoop of cream on top. If you have the time, take a wander through the museum for the classic car collection, including a 1908 Renault AX (NOT recommended for road trips in NZ). It’s a popular choice for biking enthusiasts looking to refuel after their morning sessions so you might have to fight for a seat.

    Harbour View Lodge

    60 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier 4110



    32 spacious suites with sea views.

    Relax in your room while looking out over the Pacific Ocean.

    Napier city centre and the Airport are only a 5 minute drive away.

    Easy access to the boardwalk and beach directly from your suite.

    Corporate travellers wanting to relax or families looking for outdoor adventure, this is the perfect place!

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