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How to find Jugglers Rest Backpackers

8, Canterbury Street, Picton, South Island, New Zealand. Tel: (0064) 03 573 5570

Arriving by Inter-islander Ferry or Train

Head towards the Information Centre and town. From the I-site, walk straight onto Auckland Street (S.H.1). Continue along Auckland Street and cross over the railway line. After the railway crossing take the 2nd turning on the left into Devon Street, following the sign for the Esson’s Valley walkways. Continue to walk down Devon Street until it crosses Canterbury Street. Jugglers Rest is on the corner of Canterbury and Devon Street and the entrance is on Canterbury Street to your right. It’s a 15 minute walk from the train station and 20 minutes (1.3kms) from the ferry. Pick ups may be available on booking.

Picton Shuttles: 0064(0)220188472

The Bluebridge Ferry operates a free shuttle bus service from their terminal to our door.

Arriving by Car

From Wellington by ferry (from the North Island)
From the ferry terminal drive straight over the roundabout onto Kent Street.
Continue along Kent Street to the end where it meets S.H 1. Cross straight over S.H 1 staying onto Kent St, keeping the Challenge Garage to your left. Take the 1st left onto Canterbury Street & continue along it until it intersects with Devon Street. Jugglers Rest is on the corner of Canterbury and Devon Streets – number 8, with a red train mailbox outside.It’s around a 5 minute drive from the ferry terminal.

From Queen Charlotte Drive
At the end of Queen Charlotte Drive turn direct right on the roundabout onto Kent Street. Then follow the directions above.

From the South Island (Kaikoura, Blenheim, Christchurch, Nelson) on State Highway 1
Once you come down the hill into Picton and pass through the 50kms an hour speed signs take the third turning on your right onto Canterbury Street. (Look for a big sign to Alexander’s Motor Camp on the fence). Continue straight down Canterbury Street crossing two junctions. Jugglers Rest is number 8, situated on the corner of Devon Street and Canterbury Street. Look for the red train mailbox outside the foot entrance. Turn right at the corner onto the Esson Valley Road to access our driveway – 1st on the left.

Arriving by Air
Picton’s airport is a 10 minute drive from Jugglers Rest. It’s possible to fly directly to Picton via the scenic Sounds Air from Wellington, Blenheim and Nelson. Sounds Air also operate a shuttle bus service to Picton for $15

Jugglers Rest is a 25 minute drive from Blenheim airport and there are buses available to bring you to Picton which can be pre-booked on 006435775277.
Air New Zealand flies regularly from Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Auckland directly to Blenheim and it’s easy to fly into Blenheim from all international airports within New Zealand

  Useful Travel Links:Interislander Ferries
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
Tranz Scenic’s unique train journeys
Intercity Coach 
  Jugglers Rest Testimonials“This place is addictive!” Kristoff – Germany 

“Time spent here was the best I’d ever had… some very fond fond memories.”
Nick Sullivan – Guest/worker, 2004