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Marlborough Sounds is well known for its vast series of islands and peninsulas which is South of the Cook Strait between the North and South islands of New Zealand.

Picton, the heart of the Sounds, is a quaint little village, and sheltered harbour in the easternmost of the main sounds, called Queen Charlotte Sound.  

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Events in Picton & Marlborough

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Sample local wines at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, enjoy the nautical-themed Picton Maritime Festival or hop aboard the Marlborough Flyer heritage steam train on selected dates.

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Our queen studios each have a fully equipped kitchenette, and private bathroom with a shower and sleep two people.

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Ground-floor executive studio with kitchenette facilities, bathroom, outdoor seating and parking in front of the unit, bedding consists of one single and one queen bed sleeping up to three people.

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This is a small unit at the entrance of the motel, just before reception and is most suited to someone passing through and needing a room for the night.

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This is a fully self-contained downstairs two-bedroom unit that includes an open plan kitchen and spa bath. Featuring two single and two queen beds, this room type sleeps up to six people.

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Greg and Jacquelene invite you to enjoy the comforts of Aldan Lodge Motel in Picton.

We are situated in a very central location being mere metres from Picton waterfront, ferry terminal and railway station.  Shopping, bars and restaurants are all a short stroll away.

We offer a range of motel accommodation options: Queen studio units, spacious split-level family units and modern two-bedroom units, all fully self-contained.

Cafes and restaurants are just off the attractive waterfront, and the village of Picton has various types of galleries and shops to cater to the browser looking for a memento of their visit, or for something to take home to a loved one.  Picton has an aquarium, maritime museum, a putt putt/mini golf course, as well as the famous Edwin Fox.

For the more active and adventurous amongst us, there are cruising, fishing, dolphin watching, bird watching, kayaking, mountain biking and tramping/hiking opportunities.

For the hungry and thirsty, there are plenty of restaurants and take-aways and not to be forgotten, are the famous Greenshell™ Mussels in Havelock which is a scenic trip from Picton!  Have we mentioned the wine farms?  Their tours have been known to result in a happy end of day vibe!

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Our Highlights & Features

We strive to make your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. 

Kids Welcome 

Kids Welcome
Children's Play area and Free DVD library.

Dogs Welcome

Bring along your best friend, pets are welcome on approval. 

Free Parking

We have free parking onsite and free self-service car wash.

Trailer lane booking is essential.

Luggage Storage

Luggage storage for walking tracks. Limited car storage on request. 


Free Guest BBQ.

Free WiFi

Unlimited Free WiFi in every corner of the motel.


50+ channels with MySky boxes

Tour Desk

Book your local tours at our reception desk.

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