Cheap Campervan Hire in Picton

The small, peaceful town of Picton has a population of just 2,928 and has a warm and welcoming air. You’ll be able to have a relaxing vacation when you choose a campervan rental in Picton for your stay as well as being able to explore more of the Marlborough region of New Zealand too. As Picton is located just 28 kilometres north of Blenheim, many people who choose motorhome hire in Picton make a trip to Blenheim during their stay to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this busier town with its many fun activities before returning to the calmness of Picton.

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When you’re travelling by campervan in Picton, and across New Zealand itself, you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits that travelling on the road has to offer. Of course, the ease of driving and open space in the campervan makes it much more comfortable on long journeys than conventional transport. It is a great way to travel for all age groups, older people and children alike find motorhome travelling fun and exciting, so why not take several generations of your family with you on your campervan adventure around Picton?

One person can drive while another relaxes and helps the driver navigate the highways and roads around Picton so you have more time to explore when you do reach your destination and can cover larger distances during your New Zealand adventure.

You will still have all the comforts of home that you may need when you are in Picton, and you’ll get to see parts of the country you might miss if you were relying on regular accommodation and transport. That’s because a campervan holiday near Picton is far more flexible than choosing a hotel stay and allows the same sense of freedom and escape found with camping, while being able to travel further and more quickly than you’d be able to if you were having to set up and pack away a tent.

By being able to cook in your vehicle you will be able to enjoy local produce and save money by not eating out, although of course you will still be able to try restaurants and takeaways whenever and where you please as you’ll have the freedom to stop at your leisure.

If you want to spend a few days taking advantage of additional facilities such as laundry options, you’ll be able to park your motorhome in many locations, for example the Waikawa Bay Holiday Park and Park Motels, Picton Top Ten Holiday Park, Apolo Motorhomes, Picton Campervan Park and the Alexander Holiday Park as well as many more in Picton and the surrounding area.

Relaxing Things to do Near Picton in your Hired Campervan

When you come to stay in a campervan in Picton, you’ll be able to try many different activities that are suitable for all ages.

We constantly hear people suggest travelling from Picton (which is near Wellington) north to pick up another campervan for hire in Auckland but even if you don’t want a fresh campervan, it is still worth the trip as it is only a 12 hour drive and you go through the most amazing scenery which you can enjoy at your leisure in your motorhome.

But while you are staying within the Picton area, you can go fishing, take walks and discover Marlborough country. For diving enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to go diving. One popular diving spot is a trip to the 177 metre long wreck of the former cruise liner MS Mikhail Lermontov, which now lies at Port Gore, 37 metres underwater.

A popular activity for the family is to go on a water safari. You can drive a boat and explore the Sounds, or if you want to keep your feet on land, visit museums in the town and learn more about Picton.

The main Northern Railway Line runs north from Christchurch in New Zealand up the east coast of the South Island through Kaikoura and Blenheim to Picton. The first stages of the railway were built in 1870s and were not completed until 1945, making it the longest railway construction project in New Zealand’s history. The Main North Railway line and State Highway 1 link Picton southwards to Blenheim, Christchurch and beyond. Picton is well serviced by buses with numerous companies operating scheduled runs. Even with these great public transport routes however, you can still enjoy more freedom when you travel in a campervan in Picton.

The distance from Blenheim to Picton is around 28.0 kilometres, or 24 minutes of travel time, making Blenheim a convenient place to visit in your motorhome, from Picton.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Picton’s History

Picton is a town that lies in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

The town of Picton forms the main link between the South and North Islands, with scheduled ferry service over Cook Strait. Famous author Katherine Mansfield included a reference to the port in her short story ‘The Voyage’.

The town is often a starting point for holidays to the Marlborough Sounds, and many people who choose motorhome hire in Picton use the area as a pick up point so that they can go on to explore more of the Sounds and further afield.