• 34 Auckland Street, Picton
    +64 3 573-6598

  • Local Activities

  • The Villa is located in Central Picton. A short walk to the Main Street, Ferry & Bus Terminals and the Ocean Front.

    Picton is a seaside town with a small main shopping district including restaurants and cafes. It is located in the middle of New Zealand, at the top of the South Island. It is the gateway to the Queen Charlotte Sounds and the Queen Charlotte Walking Track.

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    There are many things to do in the region including Wine Tours, Dolphin Encounters, FREE Scenic Walks and nearby Beaches.

  • The Snout Track

    This is the most popular free walk in Picton. Enjoy walking from Picton Town Center along a peninsular extending out into the Marlbrough Sounds.

    It takes about 4.5 hours to complete the entire walk and return to Picton. The Track is 10km return and is very well marked, remember to take water with you!

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  • Wine Tours

    Sounds Connections offers 1 day and 1/2 day wine tours in the Marlbrough region.

    See reception to Book. You get picked up from The Villa and taken to a variety of vinyards before being droped back in Picton

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  • Day Walk on the QCT Track

    Take the CougarLines Water Taxi in the morning to Ships Cove in the Queen Charlotte Sound, walk through untouched native bush for around 4-5 hours before being picked up and brought back to Picton.

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  • Lochmara Day Trip

    Catch the Morning Boat out to Lochmara Lodge, spend the day exploring the area. Visit an Underwater Observatory or go paddleboarding (you get FREE use of the paddle boards).

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  • E-KO Dolphin Tours

    Spend the day out in the Sounds with Dolphins! E-KO tours offers a great range of tours in Picton & Marlbrough Sounds.

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  • Bob's Bay & Shelly Beach

    Enjoy these two Beach's just a short walk from the Hostel, A great place to Swim, Relax and read a book!

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    It was easy to find covered in fairy lights! A short 6 min walk from the ferry. The staff were friendly and helpful, ready to assist in anything from things to do around Picton or help arranging the next bus.

    The hostel itself is quirky, filled with decorations that might belong in a Granny's home but it's charming.

    The real winner is the massive space outside equipped with tables, chairs, a BBQ, umbrella, trees, a hammock and even a very sturdy 'tree house'! Perfect for a relaxing, sunny day outside.

    The bonus is the complementary toast, tea, coffee, milk (powder) and internet as well as right next door to a bakery.

    BeyondLost, Tripadvisor

  • Lovely hostel

    They have a nice garden and a "tree house". Perfect location, as well.

    The supermarket is just at the back of the hostel and the bakery is just right beside it.

    They also serve free apple crumble every night.

    rynj22, Tripadvisor