Picton Car Hire

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The picturesque sleepy seaside town of Picton is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It’s also the gateway to the marine, forest and island attractions of the Marlborough Sounds. If you are arriving from the North Island via ferry your hire car will be ready for collection at the port. Please note that most car hire companies will not allow their cars to be taken on the ferry, and will instead provide you with separate cars on each island. DriveAway provides car hire in Picton with reputable companies such as Thrifty, Hertz and more. We can help you find what you are looking for, whether it is small and economical through to full-size for the whole family, or people movers for large groups.

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Picton is one of New Zealand's prettiest seaside towns surrounded by lush forests and a stunning harbour and waterfront. Even though it is often overlooked by travellers passing through, it is worth exploring in a hire car. Built around a very sheltered harbour, Picton has an attractive seafront lined with cafés and restaurants serving delicious local fare and various types of galleries. There’s also a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. Picton lies on the northern shore of New Zealand's South Island, in an area known as Marlborough Sounds. This area covers over 4000kms of shorelines, bays, flooded valleys and islands. The area is renowned for its stunning natural beauty as it is virtually untouched.

Explore the roads of this region with your hire car, and you will soon discover hidden lookouts and clearings offering spectacular panoramic views. In the calm waters of the sounds there is an abundance​ of wildlife and pods of dolphins. Cruise the open waters to get up an close with these fascinating mammals. A dolphin experience in the Marlborough Sounds is made even more amazing because of the crystal clear sheltered waters! Drive to the Picton Community Museum to learn about the local history of the region, including its whaling history and conservation efforts. Here you will also see the Edwin Fox, one of the oldest ships in the world still afloat.

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Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Picton to Blenheim 28 0.5
Picton to Nelson 135 1.75
Picton to Christchurch 335 4.25
Picton to Greymouth 350 4.5
Picton to Queenstown 815 10

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