Apartments on the Waterfront is based only 5 minutes from the centre of Picton (approx. 4 km) where you can enjoy the views of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Picton is the gateway to the Sound Island with a myriad of beautiful bays in the Queen Charlotte Sound for you to explore.
Picton has its own airport 7 kms away in Koromiko. Flights from Wellington take about 25 minutes and Sounds Air offers a free shuttle service (drop off or pick up) to our Apartment Complex. The larger airplanes fly from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch ( International Airports) into Blenheim Airport approximately 30 kms away.
The arrival point for most people is from Wellington into Picton by way of Ferry (the BlueBridge or the Inter Islander). The trip takes up to 3 hours depending on ferry and cruises through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
Travelling from Christchurch by car takes 4 hours. If you haven't got a car then there are several coach trips (intercity Coaches or Kiwilinks) available that follow either the east or west coast roads.
The other possibility is Tranzrail Coastal Express' for a relaxing and scenic tour. The train departs Christchurch daily at 7.30am and arrives in picton at 1.50pm. Departure from Picton to Christchurch is 1.40pm and arrival in Christchurch is as 7.30pm.
Brief Description on our location:
Upon arrival in Picton follow Waikawa Road along. After approx 2.5km you will see the Queen Charlotte College on your left. Follow the road over the hill and take from the top of the hill, the 3rd streeton your left, turn off to Waikawa Marina, which is Beach Road. Follow the street to the end and you will find "Apartments on the Waterfront" on your right hand site and the marina on your left. Have a safe trip!