If you come from the North Island on the ferry you’ll be glad you did – because this boat ride takes you through the outstanding Marlborough Sounds and in to the small town of Picton. This is a little town with lots to offer. In winter it is a quiet little hamlet but during summer Picton becomes busy with 8 large ferries arriving daily from Wellington. There are a number of groovy places to eat and sleep with more appearing every year. The surrounding areas of Picton offer plenty to see and do including sea kayaking the Marlborough Sounds, swimming with the dolphins, walking the Queen Charlotte track. There is beautiful native bush, excellent sea fishing and heaps of little bays and inlets to explore.
Picton is the perfect place to pick up a campervan or motor-home to explore the South Island because it means you don’t have to pay to get your vehicle across on the ferry, and it is a great place to begin your road trip because you can choose to either go down the East Coast toward Kaikoura and Christchurch, or over toward Nelson and begin a trip down the world famous West Coast of the South Island where goblins and hobbits live.
Choosing the right campervan or motor-home is essential when visiting the South Island. At CamperCo, our team is passionate about impressing international visitors by providing well designed, comfortable and ‘advertising free’ 2-6 berth campers at affordable prices. You also have option to choose from a variety of fully equipped campervans, while enjoying several facilities for free like insurance, unlimited miles, 24hr roadside assistance and local airport/ferry transfers, along with flexible pick up and drop off locations. You can further customize the campervan hire services explore Picton and the South Island at your own pace and in your own way.