Marlborough

About The Region
Attractions + Events
Map
Drive Times

About The Region

Marlborough is the ideal location for a romantic getaway. Offering everything from boutique wineries, gourmet vineyard lunches, breathtaking views, wilderness adventures and most memorable the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.

“The Marlborough region boasts over 140 registered wineries, 40 of which have open cellar doors where you can taste and buy”

Explore the Sounds, peninsulas, islands and secret coves, discover the legendary Queen Charlotte Track, take a cruise or try kayaking the pristine ocean waters. Why not indulge and pamper yourself and stay in one of the many luxury lodges found in Marlborough. There is something for everyone in this beautiful part of New Zealand.

Attractions + Events

Attractions

  • 35 km long Farewell Spit is the largest sand spit in the world and home to a huge variety of birdlife. With 1,500 kms of coastline the Marlborough Sounds is a boaties paradise, with lots of hidden inlets and sheltered bays, perfect for kayaking and cruising.
  • The 71 km Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds takes 3-5 days and offers stunning ridge line views.
  • Fresh seafood, in particular blue cod, snapper, salmon, tarakihi, scallops and green shell mussels.
  • Grab a Malborough Wine Trail map for a choice of over 40 cellar doors to visit.

Events

Visit the East Coast and attend one of the many local events in this region.

  • 5th – 8th November 2015
    Nelmac Garden Marlborough
  • 13th February 2016
    Marlborough Wine Festival
  • 19th March 2016
    Havelock Mussel Festival
  • 2nd April 2016
    Forrest Graperide Ride

Map

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Drive Times

From To Kms Hrs
Picton Blenheim 30 kms 25 mins
Picton Nelson 144 kms 2 hrs
Picton Kaikoura 160 kms 2 hr 15 mins
Picton Christchurch 342 kms 5 hrs