Cruise Ship Shore Excursion or Day Tour from Picton - Havelock the Green Mussel Capital of New Zealand
This private cruise ship shore tour from Picton is about the stunning scenery that greets you when you explore this gorgeous village Port of Picton, the gateway to the Marlbrough Sounds and the South Island of New Zealand.
Our tour will start at Picton, and we will make our way down through the beautiful Waikawa Bay and Marina to the Victoria Domain for high vantage points of Picton Port and Queen Charlotte Sound with your Cruise Ship in the backdrop. We will then make our way through the Marlbrough Vineyards with a stop off at at Makana, a boutique chocolate factory where you can enjoy a few samples and plenty of purchasing opportunities.
Next stop will be the Family run Vineyard of Twelve Trees where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines. Your tour takes you to the Village where there are a few opportunities for a little local art and craft shopping and some more tastings of local products and wine if you wish. If time allows we can stop off at another Vinyard or maybe the MOA Brewrey for a beer and cider tasting if you like.
It will then be onto Havelock the green shell mussel capital of the world. Here you will enjoy lunch at the Mussel Pot. If you are not keen on mussels, there are plenty of other choices.
It will then be back to Picton via the Charlotte Sound with panoramic views of the bays and coastal villages. This is a great tour which offers you a great taste of what this area has to offer in such a short space of time. This tour can also be reversed around depending on time of your ship arrival and departure.