General Port Information

Medical     Two doctors reside in Picton with clinics held throughout the week. A major hospital is located at Blenheim, 35km by road - ambulance service available.
Water Density 1025
Fresh Water Metered supplies 130psi. Supplies available at 30tph
Fuel By road tanker only, by arrangement
Consuls At Wellington
Repatriation Crew changes can be made.
Airport Blenheim Airport (Marlborough) – 36km by road from Picton, served by feeder services to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.  A local airline also provides a service to Kaikoura, Nelson and Wellington.
Time GMT plus12 hours.  Daylight saving time, plus 1 hour, in force from September to April.
Holidays New Year’s Day, Anniversary Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Sovereign’s Birthday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day, Waitangi Day.
Police / Ambulance / Fire Contact Port Shipping and Security Centre who will arrange and coordinate Emergency Services to respond.
Telephones No facilities exist to place telephones on board.
Banks Bank of New Zealand and Westpac, High Street, Picton.
Shore Leave Allowed
Identification Cards In accordance with the NZ Maritime Security Act 2004 - laminated photographic identification must be carried by all passengers and crew seeking to leave the vessel.
Garbage Disposal In accordance with MAF regulations, all food waste must be kept in separate drums, supplied by Port Marlborough.  Contact ships agent or Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited.
Waste Oil Disposal A limited service is available.  Please contact the ships agent or Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited.
Provedore A local service is available.
Phone: 64 3 573-7487,
or visit warehouse at 6 Kent Street, Picton.


Information for Masters and Agents of Commercial Ships:

Inter-island ferries

For inter-island ferry information and schedules, click logos to visit the operator websites:

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