Marlborough is a feast for the senses. Just a four-hour drive from central Christchurch, the region is waiting to offer visitors its famous coastal landscapes, artisan experiences and sunshine hours. Head to the top of the South Island to enjoy the best of New Zealand outdoors and hospitality.
Home to the Marlborough Sounds, the region boasts stunning natural surrounds which offer bay after bay of native bush, beaches and unique accommodation. The Sounds are a boaty’s dream for fishing and water sports – often accompanied by dolphin sightings.
Savour the spectacular regional flavours at a vineyard restaurant in Marlborough wine country. Home to some of the country’s most world-renowned wineries and varieties, you can sample locally grown food and drinks while soaking up a feast of views, too.
For those who love the outdoors, Marlborough is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the pristine coastal and rugged bush landscapes. Tramp the Queen Charlotte Track, visit Motuara Island or summit Mount Stokes.
Marlborough might be small, but it is home to a unique collections of attractions. See where Sir Peter Jackson parks some of his collection of wartime aeroplanes at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum in Blenheim. Or, explore the Sounds by air in a plane or helicopter, private yacht or Land Rover.