YHA Picton


This centrally sited Picton hostel is a converted 100-year old traditional guesthouse with character. Everything Picton has to offer is right on the doorstep, as YHA Picton Wedgwood House is located just off Picton’s High Street and is easy to find. This is a family owned and operated hostel where you will come as a stranger but leave as a friend.

The YHA Picton hostel is clean, tidy and friendly with a range of comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Accommodation ranges from a few small bedrooms in the main hostel, while the adjacent building has three separate fully self-contained flats which sleep 4-9 in mostly twin/double rooms. This Picton backpackers has a quiet lounge with books, magazines and games as well as has a sun-drenched private garden and outdoor areas with covered seating near the paved BBQ area.

There are many great activities to do in Picton like kayaking, diving, sailing, walks or cruising the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Close to the train and bus stations and Interislander ferry terminal YHA Picton Wedgwood House is the perfect hub for exploring the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

By Bus/Shuttle

Bus 500m. Shuttle buses will drop off/pick up at hostel or Dublin Street/SH1 Corner.

By Plane

Service to Wellington by ‘Sounds Air’ from Picton Airport (Koromiko). Free shuttle.

By Train

The hostel is 250m from the train station

By Ferry

The hostel is 500m from the ferry terminal

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Walk the Queen Charlotte Track a spectacular and popular 71 kilometre track.
  • Take a scenic wildlife cruise to see dolphins, seabirds, seals and maybe even a whale!
  • Try out some watersports from kayaking to parasailing, sailing to scuba diving.
  • Travel across to Wellington and the North Island on the Interislander ferry.
  • Sample some of the high quality Marlborough wines at the nearby Blenheim wine region.


  • Saloon Open Champs (Dec 21st - Dec 21st) Join us for our special Xmas Meeting. There will be a Motor Cross Demo along with the Marlborough Saloon Open Champs. Fun for the whole family. Admission: Adults $10 Children 5-16 years $3 Children - Under 5 ...
  • Farmers Market Summer Season (Dec 7th - Mar 1st 2015) Buy Local - Cook Local Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Abundant with seasonal fruit, vegetables, baking and much much more .. In ...
  • Marlborough Farmers' Christmas Market (Dec 23rd - Dec 23rd) The Marlborough Farmers' Market are bringing you a special Christmas Market on Tuesday 23rd from 3-6pm for all your last minute produce so you can wow your family and friends. You can even boast "it's fresh from the ...
  • Christmas Eve Lunch Cruise (Dec 24th - Dec 24th) Celebrate Christmas Eve with friends and family on a three hour lunch cruise down the Opawa River The Marlborough River Queen will depart atCruise 1pm Two course Christmas themed buffet Tickets $65 adults, $55 ...
  • Cruise Ship Visit (Dec 6th - Dec 27th) The 2014/15 Cruise Season starts early Oct 2014 and continues through till May 2015. This season, there are 33 Cruise Ships berthing in Picton either at the Waitohi Wharf, Picton or Waimahara Wharf in Shakespear ...
  • Cornerstone Roots + Jahcoustix (Dec 28th - Dec 28th) Cornerstone Roots joining forces with Jahcoustix on their Summer Tour 2014/15. The band have had an epic year touring in Australia, NZ and Europe and will be playing a selection of new tracks off their forthcoming ...