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Marlborough is home to a number of top wineries and offers many bays, inlets and hilly areas to explore.

Situated at the top of the South Island, one of Marlborough’s main towns, Picton, is the port at which clients can get on the ferry over to the North Island. It's also the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, best explored by water (although enthusiastic hikers can walk parts of it too). Marlborough is well-known as one of the top wine regions of New Zealand, and is home to our world-renowned sauvignon blanc.

The Best of Marlborough

  • Wineries – Take in New Zealand’s largest wine region with a winery or vineyard tour by private car, group coach or by bike.
  • Marlborough Sounds’ activities and boutique accomodation – Explore 1500km of secluded beaches and waterways on a cruise, guided kayak tour or luxury yacht and let your clients indulge themselves by staying in an exclusive retreat.
  • Queen Charlotte Track – Cycle or walk the 71km Queen Charlotte track to explore the Marlborough Sounds, along ridges and amongst lush coastal forests. This track can be completed in one to five days, depending on the track.
  • Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre – Your clients can see a large private collection of artifacts including WW1 aircrafts, and watch theatrical human stories come to life.
  • Wildlife – The Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary offers clients the opportunity to see both land and sea birds. During warmer months, clients can go swimming with local dolphins.
  • Townships – Clients can get off the Interisland ferry at Picton, gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, stay in Blenheim and explore the vineyards, or travel to Havelock, the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. 

Further Information

Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Destination Marlborough (Marlborough Regional Tourism Organisation)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre 
www.newzealand.com (Marlborough)

Climate & Weather:

December

Summer

AVG High

23 °C / 73.4 °F

AVG Low

12 °C / 53.6 °F

June

Winter

AVG High

13 °C/ 55.4 °F

AVG Low

3 °C / 37.4 °F

Attractions Marlborough

  • Food & wine

    Food & wine

    Marlborough is one of New Zealand's premier wine regions and is world-famous for its sauvignon blanc.

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  • Boat cruises

    Boat cruises

    The winding waterways of the Marlborough Sounds make up one-fifth of New Zealand's coastline.

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  • Queen Charlotte Track

    Queen Charlotte Track

    Experience the heart of the Marlborough Sounds as you journey through lush coastal bush and along skyline ridges.

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  • Walking & hiking

    Walking & hiking

    Positioned at the top of the South Island with numerous bays, Marlborough is the perfect place to relax and spend some time outdoors.

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  • Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    One of the world’s largest private collections of Great War aircraft and artifacts in dramatic displays created by Wingnut Films, with mannequins by Weta Workshop. A second...

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  • Sightseeing Tours

    Sightseeing Tours

    Enjoy award-winning wineries and the spectacular Marlborough Sounds when you take a sightseeing tour in this region.

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