You’ll love Marlborough - whether you’re a Kiwi looking for a relaxing weekend away from the city or from overseas planning for an unforgettable New Zealand holiday.
Marlborough stretches from the tranquil Marlborough Sounds in the North to Kaikoura in the South. The region has the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand, which makes it perfect for enjoying outdoor activities and, of course, growing grapes.
Relax or explore
Here are just some of the things you can do and see in Marlborough.
- Coastal and bush walks (including the Queen Charlotte Track)
- Eco-tours, including visits to bird and marine sanctuaries
- Food and wine tours
- Marlborough Sounds cruise
- Mountain biking
- Mussel tours
Regular events include the Wine Marlborough Festival held each February and the Classic Fighters Easter Air Show – a biennial event.
Hunters Garden Marlborough in November is a week-long celebration of gardening with some of the region’s most beautiful gardens on show.
The region’s best quality local produce is on sale at the Farmers’ Market in Blenheim every Sunday from November until April.