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Picton (New Zealand)

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Region
Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Local Time
2020-01-28 04:27

min: 57 °F (13 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 58°F
14.3°C
Wind: 298°/ 1.3 m/s  Gust: 1.4 m/sWind: 298°/ 1.3 m/s  Gust: 1.4 m/sVery Light
1.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
57 °F / 14 °C

Picton is a port town in Marlborough (South Island, New Zealand). The town is located close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, approx 65 km (40 ml) west of Wellington and 25 km (16 ml) north of Blenheim. Waikawa (to the northeast) is often considered part of Picton. Town's population is around 4,000, ranking it 2nd-largest in Marlborough (after Blenheim).

Port Picton (New Zealand) cruise port

As a major hub in NZ's transport network, Picton connects South Island's road and rail network via ferries across Cook Strait to North Island and Wellington. As main link between South and North Islands, Piction offers regularly scheduled ferry crossings over Cook Strait. The ferry companies Strait Shipping and Interislander are the two main cargo and passenger shipping companies on the route. Both offer Ro-Ro capabilities for wheeled cargo (trucks and cars). Interislander also serves trains.

Picton is the usual starting point for holidays to Marlborough Sounds. Highlights include walking, fishing, diving and Queen Charlotte Sound (NZ) Track. A popular dive trip is to the 177-meter long wreck of former cruise liner ms Mikhail Lermontov (one of the largest, most accessible and recent/1986, shipwrecks in the world), now at Port Gore, 37 m under water. 

Other good dive sites in the Picton area include Fish Reserve, Long Island Marine Reserve and Koi wreck. Introductory dives and PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification courses are available from Picton. Technical diving and Technical Diving International (TDI) courses can be completed in the town, diving in Marlborough Sounds.

Port Picton cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Picton, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
3 January, 2020
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRuby Princess07:0018:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel08:0016:00
10 January, 2020
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Noordam10:0020:00
17 January, 2020
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jewel08:0018:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineOvation Of The Seas08:0017:00
24 January, 2020
Friday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Encore07:0016:00
31 January, 2020
Friday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse
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