Queen Charlotte Boat Charters
Personal customised boat trips in the Queen Charlotte Sound for bird/wildlife watching, diving, fishing and enjoying nature at its best.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Harbour View Lodge
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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