Picton is the first town you come across when you get off the ferry, it connects Wellington to the South Island.
A fantastic town in the Marlborough sounds, you’ll never feel lonely surrounded by campervans as Picton really is a hub for campervan hires.
When you’re in Picton, you have to go through a wine tour - the elevation and humidity in the Malbourough Sounds means there’s some of the highest quality wines being produced in this region.
From there go on a boat cruise and explore the islands and beaches - the Malbourough Sounds is made up of tiny islands, some of which you can visit so take full advantage.
If you’re wanting a more adventurous travel, then you can hire a kayak and paddle your way through the Malbourough Sounds, guided or unguided - it’s up to you.
If the water is your passion, you’ll have some adventures fit for a lifetime.
Picton in your campervan hire is a tremendous town to visit and explore.
On your way out, the only way is South.
But you have a couple of options, you can head directly South and hit Kaikoura where you can have some world famous Fish and Chips and go whale watching, or, go to Nelson and beyond - exploring the Able Tasman.
The choice is your intrepid traveller.