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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Bay Vista Motel
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
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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.
Beachside Sunnyvale Motel
Beachside Sunnyvale Motel is situated in quiet peaceful Waikawa Bay, the closest motel to a proper beach in the Picton area. 5km from ferry terminals and central Picton.
Waikawa Boating Club
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.
The Crow Tavern
A typical Kiwi Tavern situated in the historic Nelson Square area of Picton. The Crow Tavern has Bar food and a restaurant cater for all tastes. This is the oldest pub In Marlborough that offers all these facilities, also has memorabilia inside. A very sports orientated bar & have a large projector screen for all sorts of games.
Bay Vista Waterfront Motel
Our 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.
Harbour View Motel
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.
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