Picton Ferry Car Rental

Interisland Ferry Terminal, Auckland Street, Picton 7281, New Zealand

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OFFICE HOURS:Open 7 days, 11:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Picton Ferry Terminal Location Information

The heart of Marlborough Sounds, Picton is a picturesque seaside town and the South Island’s base for the ferry service connecting Marlborough to the main islands of New Zealand. Here, you can pick your level of activity, from physically demanding adventures to laid-back experiences amongst gorgeous scenery. 

So, while time stands still for a little while in this relaxed seaside town, enjoy exploring the three Ws: water activities, wine and wildlife.

Allow an additional 15 to 20 minutes prior to the boarding time for car rental return & transfer from our branches.

Park in our designated ACE car parks next to the Picton i-site, lock the car and place keys in drop box at the Picton branches front entrance in the corner.

After hours pickups are unavailable at our Picton branch

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. Call our toll free number at 0800 502 277 and we will do our best to accommodate.

Pickup: Picton

Interislander: 0800 802 802
Collect your vehicle from the Ace office at the Interislander ferry terminal.

Bluebridge: 0800 162 322
Take the free Bluebridge bus around to the Interislander terminal where the Ace Picton office is located.

Drop-off: Picton

Interislander: Park in the designated Ace car parks near the Tourist Information Centre. If full, park in the public parking near the ferry terminal and advise us. Please drop your keys off at the Ace office. If you arrive after hours, deposit the keys only (no paperwork) in the drop box in the door.

Bluebridge: Park in the public car parks at the Bluebridge terminal and leave the car keys at the Bluebridge check in desk.

Shuttle Collection

Ace Rental Cars offers a pick-up and drop-off service to our branches for customers who are collecting or returning their car rental.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some frequently questions you may have when renting a car from Ace.


Picton is a magical part of New Zealand. Home to one-fifth of the country’s coastline, Picton is the entryway to the incredible South Island.

Picton is situated in and amongst the Marlborough Sounds, making it one of the prettiest spots in the country. Boasting one of the world’s best waterfront views, you’ll be impressed from the moment you step off the inter-island ferry. This might be your first stop on an epic South Island adventure - in which case, what better place to start than the incredible Picton and Marlborough region!

As with anywhere in New Zealand, Picton and the Marlborough region are best explored by car. Save yourself the hassle of tour buses and public transport, and opt for an easy and reliable hire from Ace Picton Ferry Terminal. We’ll get you on the road in no time at all.

See Picton in your Hire Car

We’ve already mentioned that Picton is a world-class destination, but one of the clear highlights here is that it has not one, but two marinas. World-famous for its ever-changing colours, the waterfront here is one of the prettiest in the world. So, drive over, walk around the area, and don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to remember this place for a long time to come.

As with any new destination, one of the best ways to get to know the town is by tasting your way through it. Due to the neighbouring Marlborough Sounds, Picton has a fantastic seafood industry. So, if freshly caught fish is your go-to, you’re in the right place. Our top dining choices would be Scoozi Woodfire Pizza, the Cortado Restaurant and Bar, and Oxley’s Bar and Kitchen.

Discover Marlborough with Ace

The Marlborough Sounds are one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Home to an amazing array of different wildlife, the Sounds are known as one of the most incredible waterways on earth. See how many different kinds of water life you can spot; from the orca to the fur seal, humpbacks, dolphins, blue penguins, and so much more - you'll be staring out to sea for most of your visit!

No visit to Picton is complete without the obvious association: wine. New Zealand’s largest wine region is in Marlborough, the most famous wine being the sauvignon blanc. Indeed, Marlborough produces a huge 77 per cent of all New Zealand wines and a staggering 90 per cent of sauvignon blanc! Picton is just a fifteen-minute drive from the heart of Marlborough, so pick your designated driver for the day and head off for a fun time of wine tasting and frivolities. Try out the local artisan produce and the wines, because the food here is just as delicious. Our top favourite picks include Sugar Loaf Wines, Spy Valley Wines, Villa Maria Estate, and Hans Herzog Estate. With over 30 wineries in the region, you can discover them all on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, just please remember to enjoy this route responsibly.

Picton is a great town and an epic first stop on a South Island adventure. With one of the best landscapes in the world as its neighbour, you’ll be in for a treat when you visit.

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