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 brochure offers a chance to view a large number of heritage buildings, bridges, tunnels.

The Botanic 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.