Fat Cod Backpackers is a purpose built Lodge situated 150m from the Ferry Terminal that enjoys views of the Marlborough Sounds from its Balcony. A Cafe/Bar next door, a two minute walk from the town centre, with lots of Cafe's and a Supermarket. Handy to the Info Centre, Buses, Train, and Town. When you stay at Fat Cod Backpackers you can relax on the covered balcony overlooking the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, Fire up the BBQ and have a drink with new found friends. Fat Cod Backpackers is a comfortable, convenient place to explore the marvelous Marlborough Sounds and to walk the Queen Charlotte Track, or just relax. At Fat Cod Backpackers we cater for all backpacker holiday needs, from arranging your Accommodation to organising your sightseeing. Our friendly staff will help you to make the most of your stay by giving advice on the best places to eat, drink, and activities to make your visit enjoyable. Free Pick up from the Ferry Terminal on request. The Fat Cod Backpackers has full Laundry facilities, card and pay Phones, Internet, Fax machine, and a fully equipped Kitchen. Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Herbs, and BBQ are supplied Free. There is free use of Blankets, Mountain Bikes, and Fishing gear.A log fire will keep you nice and warm in the winter. Relax in our comfortable lounge, watch TV or view a free video from our large selection. Catch up with friends on the internet. Meet new friends. We have a large off street car park, and a secure lockup for your Mountain Bikes and Motorbikes. There are also secure lockers for your packs while you are out on the Queen Charlotte Track. Stay awhile, relax and spend time enjoying Picton.