Experience the beautiful Marlborough Sounds with Katabatic Charters. Explore some of the world’s best cruising areas with local owner, Skipper and Chef, Grant Orchard. Full or half day excursions Pricing starting from $1035.00. Up to 8 guests. All fishing gear supplied, fresh local cuisine.
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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.
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.
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Beech’s Bach is absolute waterfront, wonderful homely typical Kiwi Bach. Only 10 minutes drive from Picton township and 5 minutes from Waikawa Bay Marina. You can enjoy the cafe culture or just chill out on the beach. You can practically throw a fishing line while sipping wine from the sunny deck! Two bedrooms, can sleep up to 6 people.
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.
Jolly Roger Bar & Cafe
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.
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.
Parklands Marina Holiday Park
Welcome to Parklands Marina Holiday Park in Picton, situated in the stunning Waikawa Bay. Our spacious and open park allows for all types of travellers with our range of accommodation styles from unpowered tent sites through to self-contained units. The park is situated off the main road in quiet parklands making it a peaceful getaway with plenty of leafy trees and grass areas.
Parklands is the perfect base for your Marlborough adventure with access to Queen Charlotte Sound via the Waikawa Bay marina and boat ramp. Or the park is only a 7 minute drive to downtown Picton and the rest of the Marlborough region.
Bay of Many Coves
Bay of Many Coves is a luxury five-star resort, set in the heart of Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. Nestled between stunning native bush and our secluded bay, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience: Whether you are seeking world-class cuisine, breath-taking scenery, adventure, or simply a sense of renewal, you will find it here, whatever the season.
Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small resort, (since the beginning of Lochmara Lodge 22 years ago) with 14 rooms, a waterfront cafe set right on the waters edge, a permanetly moored Underwater Observatory and set on 11 acres of land in the Marlborough Sounds. Lochmara Kodge us locared in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton.
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