By Mike Heydon
Marlborough is famous for sunshine, its sauvignon blanc and the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds. Blenheim and Picton are great places to explore from.
The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour.
The heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this picturesque port town is home to great cafes, restaurants, galleries and specialty shops.
In the historic town of Havelock you can enjoy green-lipped mussels, browse art galleries and organise a boat trip for fishing or sightseeing.
Beautiful D’Urville Island in the Marlborough Sounds is a place to get away from it all. Hike, bike, fish and dive in this outdoorsy paradise.
Sniff the air in Renwick and see if you can detect the scent of sauvignon blanc. With over 30 cellar doors to chose from and many in close proximity, you can hire a bike or take a tour.
Enjoy long sheltered inlets, clear waters and sandy bays. Hike through the forest or kayak around the headlands to discover a fresh location each day.