MARLBOROUGH

New Zealand's largest wine growing region.

Marlborough is a warm, pretty slice of New Zealand and is the perfect coastal holiday location equipped with world class wineries, hikes, bike trails, national parks and more. Be sure to check out some of the iconic vineyards in the area, such as Framingham Wines and get a guided tour to learn of the production process and enjoy some free samples.  Enjoy a breezy bike ride between wineries, or head up to Nelson Lakes National Park for a day out with beautiful scenery and walking trails. If you like kayaking, there’s an endless selection of kayaking locations within the area. If you’re looking for a trip filled with great wine and good grub, or for a more active getaway with walks and kayaking you’ll find it in Marlborough.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN MARLBOROUGH

These are popular activities to do in Marlborough. We can help you choose.

Sea Kayak Adventures: Take a guided tour around the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds to follow one of the most beautiful kayak routes in New Zealand. Along the way you’ll learn of the local ecology and geology and come the end of your tour you’ll be an expert on the surrounding area and its significance to New Zealand.

Bike Tour: What better way to justify a bit of wine than with some moderate exercise in between wineries! You’ll be provided with bikes, helmets, locks, and maps and information of the best places to bike, making for the perfect ‘active’ day out!

Marlborough Sounds: Take the ferry, charter a boat, get a cruise- however you choose to spend the day out at Marlborough Sounds you’ll be sure to get plenty of postcard-esque photos and have a good time out on the water. There are plenty of tours in this region, so make sure you to choose the one that suits your party best.

Pelorus Eco Adventures: Pelorus Eco Adventures offers many tours, including their iconic Hobbit Kayak tour which takes you along a fun and exciting kayak route to all the famous hobbit filming locations! Whichever tour you choose it’ll make for a fun day out on the water.

Pelorus Mail Boat: Take an all-day cruise through the stunning Marlborough sounds. The boat delivers mail and groceries to secluded locations including remote houses and neighborhoods. Hop on board and pit stop at some of the coolest spots in the Marlborough region.

Wine tours:   Get a tour around the vineyards and wine making facilities.  See what goes into making a bottle of some of the finest wine in New Zealand.

Nelson Lakes National Park: Pack your walking shoes and camera when you head out to Nelson Lakes National Park for a day out with crystal clear waters and mountains framing the backdrop. Spend hours out there walking or kayaking, just make sure to take plenty of photos of the breathtaking landscape!

Queen Charlotte Track: Set aside a day to walk the Queen Charlotte Track, with its well-maintained walkways, and Onahau Lookout from near Mistletoe Bay. The 71km trail is truly a journey, and if you wish to complete the whole walk there are many accommodation options available.

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