Marlborough is located in the northeast of the South Island, known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and Sauvignon Blanc wine. Blenheim and Picton are the main centres in Marlborough.
The Marlborough wine region represents 62% of total vineyard area in the country and is a renowned foodie heaven with over 40 cellar doors. Pick up a map to all the vineyards and food places from the local i-SITE and go on a journey of discovery.
The renowned Queen Charlotte Track is a 70 km track renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. Walk it on foot, get on your bike, or rent a kayak and see part of the track from the water. Wildlife in the Sounds is prolific. At various times of the year there are dolphins, seals, whales, not to mention a wide array of birds like gannets, little blue penguins and various native land-based species. Other rare species include the Little Spotted Kiwi, King shags, saddlebacks, tuatara lizards, and the carniverous snail Polliphanta.
After a day of sightseeing put your feet up and enjoy being pampered at one of the local spas. Click here to see all spas located in Marlborough
Come and experience the breathtaking ridgetop panoramas of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds and enjoy the company of friendly hosts and superb food and wine. New Zealand doesn’t get much better than this!