Picton and the Marlborough Sounds are one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand attractions. There is so much to see and do from your base here in Picton, in the South Island of New Zealand. Jasmine Court Motel is close to local restaurants, the township, waterfront and Waikawa Marina. We are happy to provide advice on local attractions, create itineraries and book your holiday activities.
Explore Picton and the Marlborough Region
Think of us as the ideal New Zealand accommodation for your Queen Charlotte track walk or your next holiday. Whether you are planning a relaxing holiday in a peaceful environment, or a busy break filled with activities and exploring, this beautiful part of New Zealand is the ideal destination. Browse through our activity recommendations below, read about our Picton accommodation options, rates and facilities, or simply give us a call to book your stay.
You really need to allow a few days to really explore the Marlborough region. We can help you put together a great itinerary of local tours and activities and book these for you. As an Interislander and Kiwi Rail booking agent, we can even take care of your ferry travel and train bookings. Why not stay another day and…
Really relax: Relax on the Picton waterfront, take in the shops and galleries. Savour a delicious coffee or lunch with a view of the harbour.
Jump on a bike: Our two mountain bikes are available for our guests and are ideal for riding nearby trails – or simply exploring picturesque Picton and Waikawa Bay.
Go golfing: Koromiko Golf Club is a mere 10 minutes from Picton and we have 2 sets of clubs available for our guests.
Venture further afield: Take a day trip to Nelson, Kaikoura, St Arnaud, the Nelson Lakes and Rainbow Ski field are all just 2 hours drive from Picton.
Cruise to the Capital: A leisurely 3 hour cruise on an Inter-island ferry day excursion will take you across to Wellington. Visit Te Papa National Museum, Zealandia Sanctuary or just spend the day exploring our Capital city. We can even book this for you.
Trans Coastal Rail Service: Between Christchurch and Picton due to reopen early 2018. Watch for updates on this service.
Beachcomber Fun Cruises
Queen Charlotte Sound Scenic and mail run daily cruises. Lunch cruises and water transport to Queen Charlotte Track and Motuara Island Wildlife Sanctuary.
Cougar Line, Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 25 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track, resorts and private homes along the Marlborough Sounds.
Join us on luxury tours and cruises of the Marlborough region, featuring the best wine, seafood and scenery Marlborough has to offer. Your tour, your way - led by experienced local guides, focused on your enjoyment.
EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff strive to give you outstanding, intimate experiences. We help you discover, have fun, sharing with you some of New Zealand's amazing native animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
The Picton Museum has a collection of some 2000 items of Maori, Whaling, Maritime, Heritage and Textile displays.
We take pleasure in sharing these treasures with the Local, National and International community.
So step in and step back to the fascination of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds' historic past!
Discover the fascinating history of the Edwin Fox, the worlds 9th oldest ship. Now on permanent display in Picton, New Zealand. Learn all about her fascinating round the world adventures and her checkered history from troop carrier to immigrant ship, even convict transporter.
Located at Marlborough's historically significant Omaka Aerodrome, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre was established to provide a world-class destination for the appreciation of historic aircraft.
The Knights of the Sky exhibition is Stage One of Omaka. New Zealand's most respected cinematic and special effects craftsmen have created a dramatic aviation theatre in which original and full-scale replica WW1 aircraft - both static and flyable - are presented in all their glory.
Dangerous Skies presents stories from World War II and opened to the general public on the 1st of November 2016. It is a mixture of static and flyable aircraft and will take you on a historical as well as a geographical journey.