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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

How much does it cost to travel to Picton?

You should plan to spend around $90 (NZ$146) per day on your vacation in Picton. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (NZ$33) on meals
  • $77 (NZ$125) on hotels

A one week trip to Picton for two people costs, on average, $1,265 (NZ$2,043). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Picton cost?

A one week trip to Picton usually costs around $632 (NZ$1,022) for one person and $1,265 (NZ$2,043) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Picton on average costs around $1,265 (NZ$2,043) for one person and $2,529 (NZ$4,087) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Picton on average costs around $2,710 (NZ$4,379) for one person and $5,420 (NZ$8,757) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Picton has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Picton expensive to visit?

Prices in Picton are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Picton is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Pacific for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Picton.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Picton Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Picton?

The average Picton trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Picton travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NZ$125 ($77)
Food 2 NZ$33 ($21)
Entertainment 1 NZ$184 ($114)
Alcohol 2 NZ$29 - 87 ($18 - 54)
Accommodation Budget in Picton
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Picton is $39 (NZ$62). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Picton is $77 (NZ$125). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

Hotel Prices in Picton

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Picton based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $86. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Picton
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Picton can vary, the average cost of food in Picton is $21 (NZ$33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Picton should cost around $8.20 (NZ$13) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Picton typically cost an average of $114 (NZ$184) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $36 (NZ$58) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.97 (NZ$3.19) 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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.