Pegasus Rental Cars Picton
|Address:||Office 9, Interislander Ferry Terminal, Picton, 7220. Located immediately outside the Interislander Ferry Terminal.|
|Phone:||(03) 573 7733 | 0800 35 45 03|
|Fax:||(03) 573 7759|
|Hours:||8am - 6pm Monday to Sunday|
- Cruise Ship Hires
- Hotel and Airport Transfers (conditions apply)
Welcome to Picton
Welcome to Marlborough. The Team at Picton know as much about this area as possible and are sure that they have a rental car that will suit your needs while you are here.
Pegasus Rental Cars Picton is locally owned and operated, and our team take pride in our clean and tidy rental vehicles, and our personalised friendly service.
Car Hire Pickup & Drop off
Our office is conveniently located inside the Interislander Terminal, Office 9.
Our office hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday and we are happy to provide an after hours car hire service for picking up and an unassisted service for dropping off.
Hotel and Airport Transfers are also available for your car rental (conditions apply).
Discover Marlborough New Zealand
The Team at Pegasus Picton welcome you to Picton, the gateway to Blenheim, the Marlborough Sounds and your travels throughout the South Island by rental car.
Picton is situated at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, one of three sounds, which make up the Marlborough Sounds. Queen Charlotte Sound is by far the busiest of the three sounds as it is the main thoroughfare for the interisland ferries which provide passengers, car and rail transport to Wellington.
The Marlborough Sounds are reknown for the opportunity they provide for outdoor activities. Fishing, boating, walking, tramping, kayaking and cycling are popular with overseas tourist and locals. The Queen Charlotte Track attracts thousands of people each year. A great way to see this is by getting a rental car and driving the Queen Charlotte Drive and over to Portage, or if you are walking the track how about spending a day tasting the regions wines in a rental car.
Marlborough and Nelson are the sunniest places in New Zealand and compete each year for this award.
Within an hour's drive in your rental car you are amongst the Marlborough Wineries, craft galleries. Kaikoura is around two hours from Picton so hire a car and go to see the whales and dolphins that frolick in the abundant waters off the East Coast of the South Island. Being Picton based for your Short Break in Marlborough gives you the freedom to explore the Wines of Marlborough and the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sounds.
Come visit Picton Pegasus Rental Cars to get your cheap hire car to see the wonderful sights of Marlborough.
Nelson and Nelson Lakes
Nelson has a vast array of activities, you can start your trip with a stop at the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, take a dip in the cool refreshing water before you continue on your way to Nelson.
Abel Tasman National park is only an hour from Nelson where you can take a bush walk or enjoy the golden sand and blue waters of Golden Bay. On your travels back to Picton stop in at St Arnaud and take in the beauty of the Nelson Lakes and Richmond ranges. Nelson and Nelson Lakes.
Distance 113kms to Nelson. Duration 2 hours to Nelson.
Golden Bay is at the top of the South Island and is the epitome of golden sand and clear blue water. There is an array of activities and places to visit. Abel Tasman National park allows for you to get in amongst the scenery whether you spend the day bush walking or pitch a tent in one of the designated areas and experience the night life. Take a kayak and experience the many bays at Kaiteriteri or experience the luxury on a Catamaran cruising around watching the dolphins and seals play along the coastline.
Head through to Collingwood, and visit Te Waikoropupu Springs, a natural spring which is constantly flowing and showcases New Zealands natural fresh water ecology, after experiencing one of New Zealand's wonders head on to Farewell Spit the Northern most point of the South Island. 4 days is only just long enough to experience this area so allow 5 days to really enjoy the Golden Bay splendor.
Distance 236kms. Duration 3 hours.
Photo: nelsonnz.com Tourism Nelson
Hanmer SpringsLounge out in the Hotpools for the weekend, only a 4 hour drive from Picton through some of New Zealands most scenic coastline.
Stop of at Kaikoura for a whale watching trip or swim with the dolphins. From Kaikoura its only another 2 hours until you are in Hanmer Springs. Nestled away in the Alps this natural hotspring is great in Winter and Summer. www.hanmersprings.co.nz
Distance 282kms one way. Time 3 hours 49 mins.
Nelson is Marlboroughs closest neighbour and like all good friends we like to compete....compete for SUN! Marlborough and Nelson compete each year for the top Sunshine hours. This means that whether you are in Marlborough or Nelson the sun is sure to shine. This city allows you to enjoy the hustle and bussle of a busy morning market followed by an afternoon stroll on Tahunanui Beach or you might like to visit the WOW and Car museum.Distance 113kms. Duration 2 hours
Photo: Tahunanui Beach, Nelson tourisim, tourismnelson.com
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is the mid way point between Picton and Nelson. This area offers you scenic bushwalks and the chance to cool off in one of the South Island mountain fed rivers. If you are interested in a little fly fishing the river is also known for its Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Distance 77kms. Duration 55 mins
Queen Charlotte Drive
Queen Charlotte Drive weaves between the many bays and inlets of the Queen Charlotte Sound and meanders through to Havelock which is located at the end of the Pelorus Sound. You may also be interested in hopping over to Portage which is located 40mins from the Kenepuru Sound turnoff half way between Picton and Havelock.
Havelock is situated in the Pelorus Sound and is a small seaside fishing town. Visit the marina and watch as they unload the catch of the day and stop off at The Mussel Pot for the meal of fresh greenlip mussels. You may be interested in boarding charter boat and going out into the Pelorus sound where you can catch Snapper and Kingfish.You can also visit the many art galleries and craft stores along the Queen Charlotte drive and in Havelock. Havelock Town: www.havelock.co.nz.
Distance 36kms via Queen Charlotte Drive. Distance 42kms via Rapaura. Duration 46 mins to 1 hour
Kaikoura is a ocean goers dream. The unique topography of the sea floor allows for Whales to be seen in shallow waters as they dine on Krill and other phytoplankton. There are many cracks and crevices that allow for the Crayfish to thrive and it is not unusual to see a pod of Dolphins as you drive through.
There is also a colony of seals that are always entertaining to watch. When you get to Kaikoura jump into a plane or on a boat and take in the sights that the Whales and other sea life create. On your way back to Blenheim stop off and pick up a Crayfish from the many small Cray business along the road and sit on the beach as you watch the sun set behind the mountains. Kaikoura is never a boring sight always offering something unique to see.
Duration 2 hours
"Thank you so much for getting Husbands sleep apnoea machine to us on the ferry before it left! I could hardly believe it when I heard my name announced and even more surprised to see the return of his machine. Its quite expensive, and we would have missed it terribly. You made us smile as we pulled out of the harbour. Thank you for such a lovely car rental experience. Our bluebird was a dream car and we had so much fun on our trip!"
Carol Johnson, Colorado USA
"The lady in Blenheim is a gem, she was great on arrival, was able to store the car while we walked the Queen Charlotte Track, and delivered the keys back to Wilderness Guides. Also she remembered us when we returned and where we had been."
Tony Falkenstein, Chief Executive, Just Water International Ltd. Auckland
"The car was great and just what I needed. Your staff member was all organised. You had limited notice and I had would have understood if there had been a delay. But no every thing was great."
Brett Jones, New Zealand
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