Picton - A Picturesque Seaside Town in South Island

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4 Reasons to Take a Campervan Rental Journey in Picton, New Zealand

From top to bottom, New Zealand has miles of roads leading into mountains, running along the coast and weaving around pristine lakes and emerald greenery. Renting a campervan in New Zealand is a no-brainer choice for seeking out adventure, relaxation and a comfortable mode of transport while making your way to some of the most scenic and far reaching landscapes of the country. This is no exception when it comes to the south island town of Picton. Used as the southern port for the Cook Straight and a gateway to the stunning Marlborough Sounds, Picton is the ideal place for those seeking adventure, nature and activities. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider taking a campervan rental trip in Picton, New Zealand.

For The Town of Picton Itself
Viewed as a great base for surrounding areas, the town of Picton itself should not be overlooked as a beautiful and entertaining destination.
  • The Nature: Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a town that offers both beautiful sights and a chance to get up close and personal with its natural landscape. Take an eco tour of the bird sanctuary, a boat cruise on the waters or put in some elbow grease and hop in a kayak to take yourself around.
  • The Beach: The foreshore is where visitors can typically be found swimming in the sea or wadding in the Donald Duck paddling pool with the little ones. The foreshore area is a perfect people watching destination so driving up your campervan to have a look at local life is highly recommended.
  • Aquarium: The Eco World Aquarium is a great place to take the family to see some of the wildlife. It is home to Kakariki, Tuataras and Blue Penguins.
  • Edwin Fox: This restored ship dates back to the 1800s and is now on permanent display. It is also connected to a maritime museum so guests can learn all about the town's history related to the sea.

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To Visit Marlborough
Where hiring a campervan or a motorhome in New Zealand comes in handy is when you want to visit some of the popular nearby destinations. A drive down the scenic Queen Charlotte's Drive will take you to the gorgeous region of Marlborough. It is home to some of New Zealand's best winery land as well as the famous Marlborough Sound. It is like the holy grail for nature lovers and there are enough activities to do to keep you busy for weeks.
  • The Nature Areas: Head to Nelson Lakes National Park, Richmond Ranges or the Sawcut Gorge for trekking and nature walks in some of the finest landscapes.
  • Vineyards: Marlborough is lined with vineyards making for gorgeous scenery and tasty products to sample. If you are a wine enthusiast, there is a festival here every February with over 200 wines from 40 different wineries.
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  • Marlborough Sounds: A true natural paradise, this much loved place is where plants, animals and stunning landscapes can be found. There are conservation sights, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and boat tours for guests to give a try on their visit. Take a cheese making workshop, sample some local wines or head out into the backcountry for some camping. There is plenty here to keep you busy.

To Stroll Around the Walking Trails
Both in and around Picton are some challenging and leisurely walking trails that will get you into the scenery and spoil you with stunning views. If you want to take a break from the campervan, take the walk on Essons Valley which will take you through covered forest, supply you with a birdsong soundtrack and dazzle you with the shine of glow worms after dark. The walk finishes at the town's dam so you have a beautiful ending point to look forward to. Additionally, the Karaka Point walk will take you on a short and leisurely stroll to viewing points of the Queen Charlotte Sound. There are multiple tour companies offering to take travelers on guided walks through the Marlborough Sound, nature reserves and through the ridges and valleys of the area.
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For The Delicious Food
The cuisine in and around Picton focuses on the local and the fresh. Seafood straight from the Marlborough Sound and produce from the surrounding farms are what you will find in your breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are tired of cooking in your camper rental, pop in to one of Picton's many cafes or restaurants for a meal that is well worth the night out. Le cafe is a great spot if you are into organic food, good beer and wine and a little live music. From pub style dishes to upscale dining, Picton has something to please everyone's taste buds. Heading down to the Foreshore is a treat for those that love a good serving of Fish and Chips and some freshly caught salmon or trout- overlooking the marina is a meal that can't be beat. Besides the top-quality food, the local wine is definitely worth a mention. Picton and the surrounding areas have miles of vineyards all producing some of New Zealand's finest wines. Assign a designated driver, hop in the campervan and take a road trip involving plenty of tasting around some of the regions many wineries.

Picton and its surrounding regions are not so easy to visit without a vehicle. If you are thinking of traveling to the area, renting a campervan to explore this part of New Zealand is a must. Driving along scenic highways to stop off at port towns, national parks and wineries is just part of the adventure that you will have when you Rent A Campervan on the South Island of New Zealand.

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