Our Picton car hire depot is based in the city centre close to both the Interislander and Bluebridge ferry terminal.
Our free shuttle service is available to transport passengers and luggage to and from the ferry terminal, just call freephone number 0800 18 19 18.
If you are staying at accommodation in the city centre a representative will collect you and bring you to our depot to uplift your rental vehicle. This should be arranged prior to the day of your collection. In case of any difficulties please call our freephone number.
Picton's seafront is dotted with cafés, restaurants, galleries, a floating maritime museum and aquarium. Local operators can take you cruising, fishing, swimming with dolphins or sea kayaking.
Nearby Blenheim and Nelson will spoil you with their golden beaches and untouched forests. Enjoy sundrenched sands at Golden Bay, pop into Cloudy Bay vineyard and feast on Nelson Bay Scallops.
Heading south from Marlborough enjoying seals sunning themselves on the rocks alongside the highway, it's just under a 2 hr drive to Kaikoura.
Interislander's Cook Strait Ferries travel between Wellington and Picton New Zealand. The 92km voyage takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world". Read more >
We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Kelvin, who works at the Picton office. He is hilarious, and apparently a South Island Salsa dancing champion! Andrew drove us to the ferry as it was raining — we didn't even have to ask. They said "Oh you're not walking in this." They were the nicest people ever. Read more >
The staff was very friendly and helpful. While the car did not have a full size spare (and customers are indeed responsible for any flat tyres so be aware of that), we felt the tires were in very good condition and did not worry. We also wanted to bring the car back a couple hours later than the drop-off time indicated and when we offered to put a little bit of extra gas in the tank they said it would be no problem. They also gave us a free ride to the Picton ferry with all of our luggage. Much better than any rental car experience in America. Read more >