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Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Flyer Train Tour

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Disembark from your cruise ship at Picton and hop aboard the Marlborough Flyer. This restored heritage steam train chugs along steep terrain—through the Para Wetlands into the Wairau Valley—ending at the vineyards of Blenheim. You’ll have time to explore wine shops and eateries at your leisure during this half-day shore excursion.
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3A Auckland Street
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  • 1
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Disembark at Blenheim Station and explore Blenheim town centre at your leisure (shops, gourmet cafes and restaurants). A visit to Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre, The Wine Station (where you can taste from 80 local wines) and walks along the river are also recommended.
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You'll end at
3A Auckland Street
3A Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New ZealandThe Marlborough Flyer departs from Picton Railway Station. Picton Railway Station is across the road (only 20 metres) from the Picton Information Centre (the ship shuttle drop-off point).
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  • Picton shore excursion by heritage steam train
  • Disembark at Blenheim Station to explore the town center
  • Taste local wines at the Wine Station (own expense)
  • Round-trip shuttle provided from cruise terminal to railway station
Important Information
Departure Point
3A Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
4–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Souvenirs are available to purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passengers wearing sandals (or any shoes that are not properly enclosed) will not be permitted on the viewing balconies of the train.
  • Seats are assigned by the organizers and will not be known in advance
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Marlborough Flyer
Carolyn W
Saint Louis, Missouri
The description lead me to think we were going to wine country and have access to wineries. Instead we were
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Coolum Beach, Australia
Steam Train, an experience back in time
The steam train was restored to its original state. Awesome tour and day visiting the WW1 and 2 museums. Can
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William P
Huntington Beach, California
If you enjoy trains you will like this one.
I would have rate this higher but my wife and daughter felt it was a bit long. They do not enjoy old trains as I
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Simple Alternative
If you don't have any strong plans while in the region this trip is a great cruise excursion alternative. I
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Kathy P
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Did we miss something?
$125 each for a train ride with an egg cup of wine. Not a visit to a winery but vending machines where you can pay
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Perth, Australia
Chuffing to Blenheim
Great trip, beautiful scenery. Kiwis know how to lay on the hospitality. The Wine Station in Blenheim set up was
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Christina N
Picture Painful
The train is a credit to the people who restored it, it was beautifully presented and lovingly maintained. The
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The most popular cruise shore excursion
Having missed out on Dunedin and fjordland due to bad weather, our cruise ship altered course, and we found
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The most liked excursion from the Ship
I booked this through trip advisor as it was a little cheaper than the Cruise Ship, although we over heard people
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Bruce B
Perth, Australia
A Absolute Must
One of the best steam train journey that you will do in your life time. Totally enjoyed the steam and the motions
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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