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.


  • Linkwater School Fun Day (Oct 26th - Oct 26th) A fantastic fun filled day for all the family. Silent auctions, rides, candy floss, games, children's races, raffles, white elephant stall, cakes, BBQ, all day café, garlic mussels, plants, bouncy castle and jousting, ...
  • Farmers Market Spring Season (Sep 14th - Nov 30th) 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 ...
  • Sun Run Fun Runs (Sep 7th - Nov 9th) Time to get started on your preparation for the 2014 Pak 'N' Save Sun Run. Brand new date (22 November) and brand new home (Athletic Park, Blenheim). To get you all prepared for the big day we are holding a warm-up ...
  • Cancer Society Charity 5km Fun Runs (Oct 26th - Nov 16th) Join us for some fun charity runs and bike rides as you prepare for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women's Triathlon. Bring the whole family and raise money for a good cause. The Cancer Society in Marlborough are ...
  • Come Ride the Riverside Railway (Sep 21st - Dec 21st) Welcome to the Blenheim Riverside Railway located in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. Experience a leisurely 50 minute, 11km train journey, meandering along the banks of the picturesque Taylor River from Brayshaw ...
  • Sunday Lunch (Oct 26th - Oct 26th) The MMG invites all to attend this multi-ethnic lunch to enjoy our fellowship.

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.