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Picton Aerodrome is a Non-Certificated Aerodrome located at 7.4 kilometres or 4.6 miles south of Picton town in the District of Marlborough of the South Island in New Zealand. The airport serves as the main hub to Sounds Air, Picton’s only airline, which operates five flights to and from Wellington per day. The airport also houses the Marlborough Sounds Airpark that offers a parking space for 16 private hangars. The airpark is adjacent to the main hangar with the help of the remote control access for the owners to park their aircraft.

What to see & do

A remarkable destination in Picton would be the Marlborough Sounds. It offers a visual feast that showcases the natural beauty of land, sea, and nature combined. It is made of a series of drowned valleys at the north eastern edge of the South Island of New Zealand. Two main waterways divide the Sounds; the Pelorus Sound located in Havelock and the Queen Charlotte Sounds located in Picton. Here you will find yourself at awe as you marvel at untouched native forest filled with endemic flora and fauna. These sights are mostly only accessible by boat.

How to get around within Picton

A remarkable destination in Picton would be the Marlborough Sounds. It offers a visual feast that showcases the natural beauty of land, sea, and nature combined. It is made of a series of drowned valleys at the north eastern edge of the South Island of New Zealand. Two main waterways divide the Sounds; the Pelorus Sound located in Havelock and the Queen Charlotte Sounds located in Picton. Here you will find yourself at awe as you marvel at untouched native forest filled with endemic flora and fauna. These sights are mostly only accessible by boat.

How to get around within Picton

Picton is a town that encourages locals and tourists alike to explore its beauty on foot. Having no local bus service, Picton goes about its everyday life riding yachts and power boats. Driving is easy around town as it is relatively small and not much cars occupy the streets. If you don’t feel like driving, you can easily take a taxi although the Queen Charlotte Sound is best explored aboard a boat. Numerous boat companies operate around Picton and offers local sightseeing as well as historical, cultural, and wine tours.

How to get there

Points of entry to Picton include air, water, rail, and road. By air, flying through Picton Aerodrome from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, can be done aboard Sounds Air. By rail, the Tranzcoastal service connects Picton to Christchurch, the biggest city in the South Island via Kaikoura, a small coastal town off the Pacific Ocean coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The rail service connects Picton and Christchurch as well as with the ferry sailings. Aside from the convenience, riding the Tranzcoastal service to Picton also provides a great viewing experience of the Kaikoura coast. Another mode of entry to Picton you can take is the ferry. Ferries from Wellington operate regularly. The main services are provided by the Interislander and Straits shipping. Buses and shuttle services are also common ways to enter Picton. All services travel through Blenheim and connect with the ferry sailings headed to Christchurch via Kaikoura and Nelson via Havelock. Going to Fox Glacier, one shuttle service runs via Murchison and Greymouth. You can also drive your way to Picton from Blenheim, Kaikoura, and Christchurch which takes 20 minutes, two hours, and 4 ½ hours, respectively. Take the State Highway 1 which leads up into the Interislander ferry terminal. You also have the option to take the Queen Charlotte Drive that runs along the Marlborough Sounds before re-joining the State Highway 6 at Havelock.

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