With a stunning harbour and waterfront, and surrounded by lush forests, Picton is a quiet and peaceful town worth exploring with a hire car, often overlooked by travellers passing through. Whether arriving by car hire from the south, or coming in on a ferry from the North Island, Picton is a great destination without the large crowds found in many other areas. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations so finding car hire in Picton is easy and economical.
If arriving by ferry from the North Island, pick up your hire car at the port and head off to see the area. Please note that if you are arriving from the south and planning to cross to the North Island, that most car hire companies will not allow their cars to be taken on the ferry, and will instead provide you with separate cars on each island. Picton lies on the northern shore of New Zealand's South Island, in an area known as Marlborough Sounds. Covering over 4000kms of shorelines along bays, flooded valleys and islands, and virtually undeveloped, the area is renowned for its grandeur and natural beauty.
By exploring the roads in this region with your hire car, you will find lookouts and clearings giving you panoramic views few people get to see. In the calm waters of the sounds, wildlife is plentiful and pods of dolphins are a common site. To find out a little about the local history, park your car at the Picton Community Museum, where you can learn of the area's whaling history and emphasis on conservation for the future. Here you can also see the Edwin Fox, one of the oldest ships in the world, quite possibly the oldest still afloat. While in a dire state and needing rebuilding, the site is of great historical importance and will hopefully one day be restored to its original glory. Book your Picton car hire with Auto Europe and be on your way to seeing the best this beautiful city has to offer!
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