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Explore Picton & the Marlborough Sounds with NZ Shore Excursions

Picton is a popular retreat from urban pressures; it’s surrounded by the stunning Marlborough Sounds and its 1500km of coastline, bays, beaches and native bush.

Activities in the Marlborough Sounds include some of the world’s best diving, fishing, eco-tours and scenic native bush walks. Nearby Ship Cove is rich in history and was visited several times by Captain James Cook as he explored New Zealand.

Picton is part of the Marlborough region which is New Zealand’s largest grape-growing region – famous for its world-class sauvignon blanc.

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Picton – Scenic Tour 

This small group tour travels through the stunning beauty of natural forests beside the Queen Charlotte Sound. (Photos !) Stop for a guided tour of Maori carvings and learn about our Maori heritage.
Lunch (own cost) will be at a cellar door restaurant amongst the vineyards of the Wairau valley and you can taste the world famous Marlborough wines, including our International award winning Sauvignon Blancs.
You might wish to stop off at the local park and on the way back to port, we stop at the chocolate factory to taste their hand made gourmet chocolates.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.

 
NZD$ 130.00
NZD$ 120.00 for > 10pax 
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Picton – Shore Excursion Wine Tour 

Enjoy this small-group tour to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough in our new luxury minibus. Indulge yourself in the heady aromas of the wine maker’s art and taste the passion that goes into every bottle. Learn how Marlborough's Sauvignon Blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, walk in the vineyards to understand the science and taste the end product.

You will visit 4 – 5 wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique family-run cellars. Finish the day with a taste of regional olive oils or liqueurs and a nibble at the Chocolate Factory.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.

 
NZD$ 126.00
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Picton – Wildlife Tour 

Capturing the very best of the Marlborough Sounds, this half-day tour is a New Zealand nature experience to be enjoyed by all. Fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife and great guides make this Picton's most fascinating cruise.

Cruise the majestic Marlborough Sounds on a scenic journey to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Our comfortable vessels and expert team take you on a conservation focused, wildlife adventure.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.

 
Adult   NZD$ 109.00
Child 5 - 15yrs   NZD$ 65.00
Infant 0 - 4yrs    NZD$ 40.00
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Picton - Jade Wings and Wine Tour

The Marlborough vineyards are the home of Sauvignon Blanc and some of the country’s most vibrant and flavourful wines. Our Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum attracts visitors from around the world to see their impressive collection of early “flying machines” and WW1 and WW2 fighter aircraft. Combine the Wings of Omaka with a taste of the many aromas, textures and flavours of our world famous Marlborough wines, on a guided tour of this exceptional region.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.


NZD$ 162.00 Adult
NZD$ 100.00 Child
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MARLBOROUGH FLYER – STEAM TRAIN, WINE TASTING AND GIFT.
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Duration: To suit your cruise ship schedule.

Join us on a majestic steam train ride from a bygone era then indulge your senses tasting wine, plus recieve a complimentary artisan food product. The WWI Memorial steam locomotive was built in 1915 and later named the “Passchendaele”, in memory of the famous 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. 2017 is the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Steam Train consists of carriages from the same WW1 period.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.


NZD$ 159.00 per person 
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MARLBOROUGH FLYER – STEAM TRAIN, WINE TASTING (with Gourmet Cheese Platter) & GOURMET LUNCH PLATTER TOUR
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Duration: To suit your cruise ship schedule.

Join us on a majestic steam train ride from a bygone era then indulge your senses tasting wine with a Gourmet Cheese Platter made up of local artisan cheeses then enjoy a Gourmet Lunch Platter (either Charcuterie or Salmon). The WWI Memorial steam locomotive was built in 1915 and later named the “Passchendaele”, in memory of the famous 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. 2017 is the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Steam Train consists of carriages from the same WW1 period.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.


NZD$ 219.00 per person 
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MARLBOROUGH FLYER – STEAM TRAIN TOUR
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Duration: To suit your cruise ship schedule.

The Marlborough Flyer is a heritage steam train from a majestic bygone era. Launching on 1st December 2017, the steam train service will travel between Picton and Blenheim during the annual cruise ship season. We tailor the tour duration for each cruise ship to maximise time spent enjoying Marlborough and to ensure a timely return to Picton for your cruise ship departure.

Upon Booking your tour provider will email you directly with Pick Up and meeting Point Details pertaining Specifically to your ships arrival.


NZD$ 120.00 per person 
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