Picton, New Zealand Luxury Cruises

The South Island of New Zealand is defined by its gorgeous landscapes and incomparable sense of adventure, and Picton, one of the main ports along its coastline, embodies these values to a tee. With a thoroughly pleasant climate, crystal clear waters, and an effortless atmosphere of tranquillity, Picton deserves to become one of New Zealand’s premier cruise ports.

Dark green hills seem to blend perfectly with the expanse of the town, which finds sanctuary within a deep gulch lying between the towering mountain peaks that dominate the rugged landscape. Rather than creating the impression of constraint, the surrounding lush slopes provide a perfect contrast with the azure expanse of water which can lead travellers further on to the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Sightseeing in Picton

Eco World Aquarium

This pioneering aquarium gives you the chance for close up encounters with some of the most unique animals on earth. Primarily used as a rehab centre in which the fauna of the New Zealand coast can recover in peace, the Eco World Aquarium is home to little blue penguins, dinosaur-like Tuatara lizards, and giant turtles. Not only can you observe these animals in their enclosures, but eco world offers the incredible chance to get to enjoy both a tour of the penguin colony and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which features different critters each and every day.

The Queen Charlotte Sound

This drowned river valley (or ria) runs all the way down to the Cook Strait, winding its way past the South Island coastline. Near the head of the sound is the town of Picton proper, but a chartered ship excursion can take you to stunning locales like All ports island, a lush green islet which has been untouched by human development. The calm waters make it extremely popular for sailing and snorkelling, something you’ll be rushing to do once you get even a short glimpse at its incomparable natural beauty.

Mikhail Lermontov Shipwreck

The potential for scuba diving along the stretch of the sounds is limitless, with kaleidoscope colours of hundreds of fish species and coral reefs brightening the waters. But there are attractions in the depths worthy of standing out from the crowd, and this is undoubtedly one of them. This former USSR Cruise ship now rests on the sands of the ocean floor off of Port Gore, inviting travellers to discover its secrets. There are professional diving guides all over the island well-versed in the interior, so a trip to see its submerged swimming pools, ballrooms and radio mast are both fascinating and easy to organise.

Shopping in Picton

Picton is home to some of New Zealand’s most unique boutique and independent gift shops. Arts and crafts, locally made products and fresh fruit are very much the order of the day, creating a tantalising collection of unique souvenirs.

Eating out in Picton

The aptly named le café is a brilliant quayside location in which to rest up and enjoy some delicacies. Make sure to indulge in the fresh mussels and the sautéed lamb loin.

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1 Australia And New Zealand
27 October 2019 - 12 nights

Sydney, Australia | Hobart, Tasmania | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Dusky Sound | Dunedin, New Zealand | Akaroa | Picton | Tauranga | Bay Of Islands | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£4199pp
Cruise Only£2979pp
2 Australia And New Zealand
20 November 2019 - 12 nights

Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Dusky Sound | Dunedin, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Tauranga | Tauranga | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£3229pp
Cruise Only£2129pp
3 Sydney to Auckland
06 December 2019 - 14 nights

Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Hobart, Tasmania | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Picton | Tauranga | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£5299pp
Cruise OnlyCall
4 Auckland to Sydney
20 December 2019 - 14 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Picton | Christchurch, New Zealand | Stewart Isand, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Burnie | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£6499pp
Cruise Only£6499pp
5 New Zealand & Australia
20 January 2020 - 16 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Akaroa | Dunedin, New Zealand | Oban (Halfmoon Bay) | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Melbourne, Australia | Phillip Island | Batemans Bay (Canberra), New South Wales, Australi | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£6459pp
Cruise Only£5799pp
6 Tahiti & Newzeland
23 January 2020 - 15 nights

Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia | Bora Bora | Rarotonga | Gisborne | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Nelson, New Zealand | New Plymouth | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£3999pp
Cruise Only£1589pp
7 Auckland to Sydney
01 February 2020 - 17 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Christchurch, New Zealand | Timaru | Stewart Isand, New Zealand | Burnie | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Eden, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£8799pp
Cruise Only£7559pp
8 New Zealand & Australia
08 February 2020 - 15 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands | Tauranga | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Christchurch, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Oban (Halfmoon Bay) | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Hobart, Tasmania | Hobart, Tasmania | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£4099pp
Cruise Only£3419pp
9 New Zealand & Australia
21 February 2020 - 16 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Akaroa | Dunedin, New Zealand | Oban (Halfmoon Bay) | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Melbourne, Australia | Phillip Island | Batemans Bay (Canberra), New South Wales, Australi | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£6419pp
Cruise Only£5819pp
10 New Zealand Intensive Voyage
23 February 2020 - 15 nights

Sydney, Australia | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Akaroa | Kaikoura, New Zealand | Picton | Wellington, New Zealand | Napier | Gisborne | Tauranga | Tauranga | Bay Of Islands | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£4649pp
Cruise Only£2589pp
11 Sydney to Auckland
03 March 2020 - 14 nights

Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Burnie | Hobart, Tasmania | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Picton | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£6339pp
Cruise OnlyCall
12 Melbourne to Auckland
05 March 2020 - 12 nights

Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Burnie | Hobart, Tasmania | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Picton | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£5349pp
Cruise Only£4699pp
13 New Zealand & Australia
09 March 2020 - 15 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Gisborne | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Akaroa | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart, Tasmania | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£3829pp
Cruise Only£2769pp
14 Auckland to Sydney
17 March 2020 - 14 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Picton | Christchurch, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Bluff, New Zealand | Burnie | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5449pp
Cruise Only£5579pp
15 Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand
28 October 2020 - 12 nights

Sydney, Australia | Hobart, Tasmania | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Akaroa | Wellington, New Zealand | Picton | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5749pp
Cruise Only£4389pp
16 New Zealand, Tasmania & Australia
23 November 2020 - 12 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Picton | Akaroa | Dunedin, New Zealand | Dusky Sound | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Hobart, Tasmania | Eden, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5519pp
Cruise Only£3579pp
17 Auckland to Dunedin
11 December 2020 - 10 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | White Island, New Zealand | Napier | Ship Cove, New Zealand | Picton | The Snares, New Zealand | Bluff, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£5319pp
Cruise Only£5319pp
18 Australia & New Zealand
24 March 2021 - 11 nights

Sydney, Australia | Milford Sound,New Zealand | Doubtful Sound,New Zealand | Dusky Sound | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Picton | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5229pp
Cruise Only£3799pp
19 Miami Roundtrip
17 January 2022 - 116 nights

Miami | Ocho Rios | Cartagena, Colombia | Corinto | Puerto Quetzal | Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa | Manzanillo | Cabo San Lucas | San Diego | Los Angeles, California | Honolulu | Nawiliwili | Apia | Nuku'alofa, Tonga Islands | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Picton | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Eden, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Adelaide | Busselton | Fremantle, Perth | Exmouth | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Singapore | Singapore | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Male (Maldives) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Salalah | Aqaba | Ashdod | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Istanbul | Istanbul | Nessebur | Odessa | Constanta | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Katakolon | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri | Rome, Italy | Livorno | Monte Carlo,Monaco | Monte Carlo,Monaco | Cartagena,Spain | Gibraltar, Spain | Ponta Delgada | Hamilton | Miami more

Fly Cruise£35979pp
Cruise Only£34779pp
20 Auckland to Perth
21 February 2022 - 18 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Picton | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Eden, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Adelaide | Busselton | Fremantle, Perth more

Fly Cruise£8899pp
Cruise Only£7049pp
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