Sights of Picton Combo includes a scenic bus tour of Picton with a1 Shuttles and admission into Ecoworld Aquarium & Rehabilitation Centre.
Sights of Picton scenic bus tour - a1 Shuttles
Picton is a picturesque harbour town nestled in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, guarded by a range of hills that open out onto vast waterways, channels and bays, let Bucket List Tours NZ show you its beautiful panoramic views
This tour is designed to give you a glimpse into the sheer beauty of this district and why those who live here call it "paradise".
Your tour begins at Victoria Park where you will look down on the ferry terminals and if you are on a cruise, your ship. Victoria Park is on the top of a peninsula of land called 'The Snout' and you will travel along the top of it for more views of Queen Charlotte Sounds.
We then drive through the suburb of Waikawa to Waikawa Bay and Port Underwood Road, passing pretty bays and fabulous homes perched on the hillsides and at the water's edge.
You will stop at Karaka Point for another amazing view, this is an historic, long abandoned Maori Pa site. Ask your guide about the story of the carving of Kupe and Te Wheke Nui (giant octopus) that stands there.
You return to Picton for the last lookout over the ferry terminal from the west side of the harbour, this gives you views looking out the Sounds to where you have just driven and also back into the Picton Marina and town.
Ecoworld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Meet amazing Marlborough Sounds creatures up close
Touch our rare living dinosaur (Tuatara - can live up to 250 years)
Get close to rescued Little Penguin*, native fish and more
✓conservation in action ✓nature ✓heritage ✓explore & learn ✓family–friendly ✓FUN
Get up close and discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful
Marlborough Sounds. EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you
outstanding, intimate animal experiences with our animals that have been
rescued, donated or bred by us.
“New Zealand is a Biological Ark. 80% of New Zealand's native species are
found nowhere else on Earth. Most of EcoWorld’s animals come from
the Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, capable
of endless surprise, murky, cold and difficult to visit. Rocky reefs are
haven for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination
which we share with you.”
(*Exhibits may change without notice)