Anchor Down is based in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds town of Picton. The recently refurbished Picton Bed and Breakfast offers hosted homestay accommodation for you, your family and friends. It is the perfect base for exploring the fantastic Marlborough Sounds/Queen Charlotte Sounds Region – from the picturesque waterfront to the intricate waterways of the Sound, from majestic hills to lush native bush.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast or choose the lighter option of a continental fare to start your day right. Just a 5-minute walk from this Picton B&B takes you to the centre of Picton Township. There, you will find local tourism operators and a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. Anchor Down is also close to some lovely local walks with stunning views.
Anchor Down is close to the ferry wharf where you can hop on a boat to the pest-free island of Motuara to view the Little Blue Penguin and many other native bird species – you may even spot a Kiwi and the odd Dolphin on the way. This Picton B&B gives you easy access to many hiking and biking trails, including the Queen Charlotte Track. Enjoy an adventure out at sea with a fishing charter or by hiring a kayak to explore Marlborough Sound.
Food and wine adventures are also within easy reach from the property. Sample local delights such as fresh seafood or our world-renowned wines in pinot noir, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay varieties.
We help make things easy for your adventure. We offer free pick up / drop off to the ferries, bus and train station. If you’re bringing your own car, we have secure off-street parking. While you walk the Queen Charlotte Track, we offer free luggage storage.
After a day of exploring, join us in the shared outside deck area where you can sit back and relax. Take your pick from the lovely herbs or the citrus trees that bear seasonal fruit.
When you’re ready to turn in, our comfortable rooms provide the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Each room is equipped with all the modern amenities you need, from flat screen TVs to Free WiFi. Picton Bed and Breakfast hosts Ian and Janet are happy to welcome you to their home. They can share their knowledge of the local area and assist you with finding activities.
They have extensive knowledge of the South Island of New Zealand and are more than happy to point you towards areas you are interested in visiting during your stay.
Anchor Down is proud to be a member of the Bed and Breakfast Association New Zealand and the Tourism Industry Aoteroa.
A little footnote to say a big thank you to E-Ko tours for the use of some of the photographs. Just super.