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This is one of the most amazing places in the world for getting into the Hills tramping around the vast Marlborough Sounds… through to diving in the Sea for Crayfish & Paua.
Click here to find cruises &  diverse coastal walks.



Kayaking, Cruises & Wineries – You’ll find it all here – click inside for special deals we have arranged with suppliers. Your tour, your way – led by experienced local guides, focused on your enjoyment.



Boasting over 96 Wineries & Vineyards – Marlborough is New Zealand’s flagship wine region which, in combination with Sauvignon Blanc, put the country on the international wine stage.



Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, the Gateway Motel is nestled in the heart of Picton. Your hosts Kent and Marie extend a friendly welcome and invite you to experience the genuine southern hospitality that makes the Picton Accommodation Motel a popular location for travelers to relax and enjoy Picton activities. Our accommodation will provide you with the quality, low cost solution you need to stay in Picton!

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    “What a pleasure to stay at this Motel. Friendly greeting from owner Kent. We spent two nights there. Once on our arrival with the ferry and again when we departed. Rooms spotlessly clean and quiet. Beds comfortable. Great coffee shop across the road and you can walk everywhere.“

    — Anne P, Perth, Australia

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    “We had a great stay at the Gateway Motel and they had no problem fitting our large group in (about 15 people). Management and staff were great to deal with and very helpful. This is our fourth time at the motel and it gets better each time. We would recommend it to anyone wanting a central location in Picton.“

    — Waimo, Ashburton, New Zealand

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If you are looking for a place of excitement and adventure, Picton is the place you need to go! We have everything here for you to do, no matter your interests. This is the view looking straight up the Queen Charlotte Sound with Tory Channel on the left side of the photo and the Wairau … Continue reading It’s all here in Picton!

The Picton Town Wharf is only 150 meters from the Gateway Motel. This is the central hive of activity every day here in Picton and the key to your next adventure. This is where you can start your adventure exploring the waterways of the sounds, whether you want to go kayaking with wilderness guides or … Continue reading Start Your Adventure From The Picton Town Wharf!

Go on a thrilling ride through the Malborough Sounds on the water with Waterways! You can experience the thrill of commandeering your own boat through the waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Waterways will help you to quickly and easily learn to drive a boat as a first timer. The qualified guide will give you full … Continue reading Waterways Boating Safaris