Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals
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.
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 connects Picton to Wellington on New Zealand's North Island. Travel time across the strait is approximately 3.5 hours.
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.
View map of Waitohi Wharf in Picton New Zealand.
The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar.
Average daily temperatures by month in Picton are as follows:
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.