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(Pop 2928) is a town in the Marlborough region of the South Island.
Nestled between the mountains and the sea is Picton, an european settlement of
this area began in the 1840s and many of the early buildings still grace the
waterfront and wide streets of Picton.
Picton has no local bus service. The town centre is easily explored on foot.
Waikawa Bay, a suburb of Picton where the majority of the regions private
yachts and power boats are moored is about a 30 minute walk from town
Picton is also the terminus for the
ferry services to and from Wellington and a busy hub for various
bus and coach operators providing regular daily bus and coach services
from Picton to Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson and Christchurch.