About us

Picton and Sounds Bed and Breakfast Association

The Picton and Sounds Bed and Breakfast Association is a network of local bed and breakfast hosts providing a consistently high standard of accommodation for international and New Zealand travellers.

Warm and friendly hospitality

You can be assured of great accommodation when you choose from over 20 member properties with a wide selection of price, diverse locations, charming hosts with local knowledge second to none. The variety of properties means you can choose a bed and breakfast which meets your every need – clean and comfortable and from basic requirements to five star luxury.

The Association has a strong history of over 20 years with its members offering quality bed and breakfast, homestay, or self-contained accommodation in the Picton and Marlborough Sounds region, whether it be in the town, in the country, or the Queen Charlotte or Keneperu Sounds region.

Select with confidence

To ensure high standards are maintained, members and properties are subject to assessment by either our appointed Association assessor, Qualmark, At Home New Zealand or the New Zealand Bed and Breakfast Book.

Contact: enquiries@pictonsoundsbb.co.nz

ransport to/from Marlborough

The Interisland Ferry between Picton/Wellington

Bluebridge Interisland ferry

Sounds Air a locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport (10 minutes from Picton township) with flights to/from Wellington.

Air New Zealand operates flights to and from Blenheim Airport (40 minutes from Picton) between most major New Zealand cities

Trans Coastal train via Kaikoura and Christchurch

Bus transportation with K-Bus– Blenheim, Nelson, Christchurch, Heaphy Track, Abel Tasman Park, Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track the Department of Conservation website

Getting to the Queen Charlotte Track

Arrow Water Taxis – on call transport around Queen Charlotte Sound.

Beachcomber Fun Cruises – have a huge range of tours including the iconic MailBoat Run and lunch cruises

Cougar Line – Luxury cruises in the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound

Endeavour Express – specialising in Queen Charlotte Track transport

Charter flights, lodge transfers or sightseeing
by Picton Float Plane

Explore the Sounds

Dolphin Watch Ecotours  to swim with the Dolphins, Wildlife Watch and Walk or Birdwatching expedition

Greenshell Mussel Cruise in Keneperu Sound departing from Havelock

Myths and Legends Eco Tours enjoy a full day guided bird sanctuary and wildlife tour with local Maori history

Seal swimming and scuba diving in the Marlborough Sounds

Activities

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company – adventure tour specialists

Wilderness Guides – home of hiking, mountain biking and kayaking

Tandem paragliding in Picton, the Marlborough Sounds and districts.

Explore scenic Marlborough in a classic style sports car

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre – one of the world’s largest private collections of World War I aircraft

Sailing charters

Go Sailing Picton – yacht cruises and sailing trips in the Marlborough Sounds

Steadfast Traditional Sail – beautiful big gaff cutter

Saddle up with Picton Horse Treks – local guided forest treks

For your wine tours in Marlborough

Sounds Connection
Marlborough Travel Wine Tours
Marlborough Wine Tours
de Vine Tours Marlborough
Explore Marlborough – personal bike food and walk tours

Marlborough Sounds Shuttles and Tours – wine tours and shuttle bus from Picton

For all you need to know about Wine Marlborough

Wining and Dining

Picton offers many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars including the iconic Le Cafe on the waterfront which often features live music.

Art

Stroll among specialist local gift and craft shops and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Oriel Gallery which showcases contemporary New Zealand art.

Slightly further afield

Whalewatch Kaikoura – only 90 minutes from us – one of the best experiences ever.

Molesworth Tour Company – unique tours of New Zealand’s largest high country station

Nelson – our nearest city just 90 minutes away – great for a day visit