Picton ECO Educational Day Out

Departing Wellington all year round, take your family on a journey to the wild side. This educational family day out includes crossing to the South Island, a guided tour around EcoWorld and a catamaran cruise to Kaipupu nature reserve.

Interislander Great Picton ECO Day Out is an action pack educational Wellington family day out with a difference


Take a ride to the wild side on a fun family day out!

If you are looking for an adventurous and fun educational day out that your kids will love and remember for years to come, then our Great Picton ECO Day Out is perfect!

Starting in Wellington, your family day out starts in the morning with a memorable cruise through the Marlborough Sounds on our Interislander Cook Strait ferry to Picton.

At our Interislander Picton terminal, an EcoWorld guide will greet you and take you to EcoWorld Picton Aquarium, where you can deposit your bags, grab a complimentary coffee, and then set off for an hour exploring the stunning Picton foreshore (which includes a brilliant pirate ship playground!).

Your day out will continue back at EcoWorld Picton Aqarium with an educational 1hr guided tour around the displays, aquariums, touch-tank and rehabilitation room. As you pass through the aquarium you will get close to Tuatara, Little Blue penguins, kakariki, seahorses, a preserved Giant Squid, and hundreds of indigenous fish from the Marlborough Sounds, including sharks, stingray, crayfish and octopuses.

Following this adventure, you will then catch a Picton Beachcomber cruise to Kaipupu nature reserve, where you can walk to the panoramic lookout and enjoy the Marlborough Sounds at its wildest.

You then return to Picton for an hour of relaxing before cruising back to Wellington aboard the Interislander Cook Strait ferry.


Minimum 4 adults/children
  • Adult: From $149 per adult
  • Child: From $85 per child
  • Infant: No charge for infants





08:15 am

Arrive at the Interislander terminal for check-in

09:00 am

Begin your Wellington family day out on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry

12:30 pm

Arrive in Picton, meet your EcoWorld host and head to EcoWorld Picton Aquarium for a complimentary coffee and deposit bags

1:00 pm

Stroll around Picton foreshore, taking in the sight and have a play on the Pirate Ship playground

2:00 pm

The learning experience begins, as you enjoy an EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Close Up Encounters Tour guided tour

3:00 pm

Your Eco Cruise Picton Harbour to Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary with Picton Beachcomber will zoom you across the Sounds for a walk around the nature reserve

4:30 pm

Your  Beachcomber tour will end back at Picton Marina in plenty of time for you to stroll in Picton and relax for an hour

5:45 pm

Return to ECO World and your guide will escort you back to the Interislander terminal

6:00 pm

Check-in for your return sailing to Wellington

6:45 pm

Depart from Picton on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry

9:55 pm

Arrive in Wellington

 To ensure you are well prepared to enjoy this amazing day out, please bring with you the following:

Things to bring

  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A warm sweater

 Please note:

  • Lunch is not included on the tour and we recommend you eat during your Interislander ferry journey.
  • Package price includes return travel with Interislander, attractions and activities.
  • Attractions, activities and itinerary are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate on arrival at Atawhai Cafe.


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