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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

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How much money will you need for your trip to Picton? You should plan to spend around NZ$117 ($73) per day on your vacation in Picton, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, NZ$27 ($17) on meals for one day. Also, the average hotel price in Picton for a couple is NZ$100 ($62). So, a trip to Picton for two people for one week costs on average NZ$1,635 ($1,021). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Picton for one week usually costs around NZ$817 for one person. So, a trip to Picton for two people costs around NZ$1,635 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs NZ$3,269 in Picton. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Picton can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Picton cost? Is Picton expensive? The average Picton trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Picton prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Picton
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Picton is NZ$50. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Picton is NZ$100.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Food Budget in Picton
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  • While meal prices in Picton can vary, the average cost of food in Picton is NZ$27 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Picton should cost around NZ$11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Picton is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Picton
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  • Entertainment and activities in Picton typically cost an average of NZ$147 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Picton
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  • The average person spends about NZ$47 on alcoholic beverages in Picton per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Picton
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  • On average, people spend NZ$2.55 on bottled water in Picton per day. The public water in Picton is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Picton On a Budget
Picton Picton, New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand is located in the picturesque Marlborough Region on the South Island. With beachfront access in a central location and near the Marlborough Sounds, Picton is an ideal place for anyone looking for both adventure and relaxation in one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world.

The weather in Picton is fairly mild, ranging from the low fifties to high sixties, Fahrenheit, throughout the year. Their summer months are December through March, this is when you'll find temperatures in the high sixties. During the winter, June through August, Picton experiences averages of fifty degree Fahrenheit. This means you can visit any time of the year without having to worry about weather inhibiting any of your outdoor activities!
Located right on the edge of the island is the Marlborough Sounds, a large ocean inlet that provides incredible views as well as great walking and hiking trails. There are two primary waterways, The Pelorus Sound and the Queen Charlotte Sound. The Queen Charlotte Sound can be reached directly from Picton and is often considered to provide the most picturesque views.

Head over to the Edwin Fox Maritime Centre to revel in the beauty and history of the Edwin Fox, the 9th oldest ship in the world. The Edwin Fox is the last surviving ship that once transported convicts to Australia, is the second oldest surviving merchant ship, and is the only ship that is still intact after sailing outside the Falkland Islands. Tickets to get into the maritime center and view the ship are available at the door.
Picton is a small town, making it easy to navigate. Located on The Foreshore is the Picton i-SITE Visitor Centre where you can purchase tickets to some attractions and learn more about what to do in the area. Plus, it's just a stone's throw from the Picton train station. You'll find many shops and restaurants located around Nelson Square in the center of town and right by the shore between Auckland and Dublin Streets.

Near Picton is the town of Blenheim, which is the highest populated town in the Marlborough region and is often considered to be the center of the Marlborough wine industry. As a result, Blenheim is a wonderful place to explore the food and wine culture of New Zealand. You'll find award winning gardens along with art galleries throughout the town. Blenheim is the ideal spot to take in a bit of luxury in New Zealand.

Don't miss out on a chance to visit the Marlborough wine region which has become a world renowned site for excellent wine in just 20 years. The wineries are located just South of Picton, making it easily accessible by car. You can jump on a tour bus that will take you directly to the region and provides a variety of different options based on the tour package you purchase. You can also explore the area yourself and book your own tour with a specific vineyard or winery since many of the wineries have open tastings and even cellar door sales.

From walking the trails of the Queen Charlotte Sound to visiting the Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary, you'll never be out of things to do in Picton. If you love being outdoors, you're in luck! You can go for a kayak ride on the Queen Charlotte Sound or relax on the beautiful beaches with their crystal blue waters. You can go for a boat ride through the sound to get a chance at seeing local marine life, such as dolphins and orca whales. Head over to the Marlborough Sounds Adventure Companies who can help you create the perfect adventure.
Food and Dining
Being right on the coast, Picton is full of fresh seafood restaurants ranging from the old fish and chip shops to fine dining. Head to Kiwi Takeaways for fish and chips, located right on the bay, you'll also get a great view of the Sound. For something more upscale, take a water taxi to Te Weka Restaurant located in the Portage Resort for fantastic seafood and wine in a beautiful setting. If you're a foodie, take a short trip to Blenheim for a wider variety of restaurants. At Bucchus, you'll find delightful Italian food and for views overlooking the river, head to Raupo Cafe to enjoy breakfast or lunch al fresco.

There are no local buses in Picton though there is the Picton Train Station located right by the bay and near the Ferry Terminal. Having a car in the area is ideal, especially if you plan to take many day trips around the Marlborough Region. If you prefer not to drive, there are many tour bus services that take you just about anywhere in the Marlborough Region or on the South Island.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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