• Our Area

  • The Marlborough Sounds is a network of sea-drowned valleys spread over 4 main bodies of water..

    They are called the Kenepuru Sound, the Mahau Sound, the Pelorus Sound and the Queen Charlotte Sound.

    Picton is the 2nd largest town in Marlborough and is attached to the largest of these sounds - the Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • Local Activities
  • Things to Do in Marlborough Sounds

  • Winter or summer, you'll find that there's a variety of things to do in Picton and the Marlborough Sounds all year round!

    Your friendly hosts, Peter and Rachelle, can provide plenty of advice on nearby local activities as well as the best places to eat, drink and sightsee to help you make the most of your time in Picton.

    Just ask us for ideas we are experts!

  • Have Some Fun Nearby

    Picton Waterfront Near Fat Cod Backpackers Hostel Accommodation
    • Relax on the Picton Foreshore.
    • Swim at one of the many beaches.
    • Try kayaking, paddle boarding or mountain biking.
    • Challenge friends to a game of mini-golf.
    • Dine at the Local Cafes and Bars.
    • Go shopping with friends.
  • Connect with Nature

    Bush Walks Near Fat Cod Backpackers Hostel Accommodation
    • Swim with the Dolphins.
    • Go on a Fishing or Hunting Trip.
    • Walk or Bike the Queen Charlotte Track.
    • Take a Scenic Helicopter Flight.
    • Visit a Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Take an Eco Tour.
  • Experience our Culture

    Explore Near Fat Cod Backpackers Hostel Accommodation
    • Take a Wine Tour.
    • Sample our Local Cuisine.
    • Deliver mail to the Marlborough Sounds locals via The Mailboat.
    • Visit the Picton Heritage & Whaling Museum.
    • Explore The Edwin Fox Maritime Museum.
  • Local Eateries
  • Places to Eat & Drink in Picton

  • There's a variety of local cafes, bars, and restaurants to choose from in Picton. See the map below.

    One of our guests' favourites is Seumus' Irish Bar & Restaurant. See their flyer for more details. You can click on it to visit their website.