Picton, New Zealand shore excursions are defined by simple pleasures in every sense, like a coastal drive with scenic views, or a romantic countryside bike ride. Life should run a little slower in Picton, where the seaport manages to both hum with activity and soothe all at once. Let the many things to do in Picton from a cruise charm you.
A drive through the Marlborough wine country is a great start to any cruise to Picton, and it’s one of the top wine regions that we cruise to. Enjoy a tour of three local wineries for tastings and find out how New Zealand produces wine. Brancott Estate, Clos Henri, and Wither Hills are just three of over 100 wineries in the region. The wine industry in New Zealand is in the midst of a renaissance, making this a can’t-miss experience for wine lovers during your time in New Zealand. Another can’t-miss foodie excursion? Try a chocolate tour and tasting at the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory, where you’ll learn all about the production process of these special treats.
While in Marlborough, a guided coach ride of the region is another great way to learn about its past. You’ll stop in the beautiful Pollard Park Gardens, or get some retail therapy at a local shopping center called The Vines.
Picton, New Zealand shore excursions aren’t just for wine lovers. They’re also for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an active adventure through New Zealand. Explore the region via kayak during a four-hour tour, where you’ll paddle the Queen Charlotte sound through native brush. The scenic coastline will take your breath away.
Don’t leave New Zealand without learning about its native civilizations. A cultural excursion to Omaka Marae showcases the native Maori culture, including their handcrafted goods. After an authentic Maori welcome and shared tea, you’ll have the unique pleasure of seeing a traditional Maori dance in person.