Pickton NZ Cruise Port

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Picton Cruise Port

The town of Picton is located on the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island.

Large cruise ships dock at Waimahara Wharf on Shakespeare Bay, a deep water port located approximately 2 km from the town centre.

Smaller vessels are able to dock at Waitohi Wharf on Picton Harbour (near the ferry terminal).  It is called Port Marlborough.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

A free shuttle bus service transports passengers between the wharf and the Picton town centre.  Passengers are not permitted to walk from the cruise ship.

Ferry Service

Ferry service connects Picton to Wellington on New Zealand's North Island.  Travel time across the strait is approximately 3.5 hours.

Pickton, New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand

Visitor Information

Picton New Zealand

Attractions in Picton include a picturesque waterfront park and beach.  The town also has a museum, aquarium, gift shops and art galleries.

Craft fairs are often held at the waterfront park.

Map of the Picton Cruise Port

View map of Waitohi Wharf in Picton New Zealand.

New Zealand Currency

The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar.

Weather in Picton, New Zealand

Average daily temperatures by month in Picton are as follows:

Month Maximum   Minimum   Precipitation
Jan 22 12 101
Feb 22 12 70
Mar 21 11 107
April 18 9 127
May 15 6 137
June 12 4 122
July 12 3 148
Aug 13 4 151
Sept 15 6 118
Oct 16 8 132
Nov 19 9 116
Dec 20 11 106

Free Wifi Service

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Picton Library which is located a few blocks from the waterfront.  It is also available at the waterfront park in Picton, where the shuttle bus drops off and picks up passengers.


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