Heritage is a strong drawcard for Picton, with visitors beginning their visit to the Visitor Information Centre to collect maps, information and local advice. The town boasts a modern shopping centre and a vibrant collection of main street businesses, including a variety of gift shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The Picton Walking Tour offers a chance to view a large number of heritage buildings, bridges and tunnels.
The Botanical Gardens is a popular visitation point. There is also a significant rail heritage, with a unique railway viaduct still in use on the main southern line as well as the Redbank Range Tunnel, fondly known by locals as the Mushroom Tunnel.
Population (as at Census 2011): 4,595
Height above sea level: 200 metres