A multitude of waterways and walking trails scatter the top of the south, home to two of the most accessible national parks in New Zealand. These waterways produce an abundance of sumptuous seafood and the landscape inspires the creativity of artists from far and wide. From the top of dramatic Farewell Spit in the west to the heart of the Marlborough Sounds in the east, the region will leave you wishing you had longer to linger.
If you are travelling through the region in February don't miss the Marlborough Wine Festival.
The Marlborough Wine Festival held in February is New Zealand's longest running wine festival. Sample a unique selection of Marlborough wines along with some delicious local produce and gourmet cuisine. The festival has something for everyone including wine tutorials, fashion, food, competitions and fantastic entertainment.
Did you know?
Located on New Zealand's east coast with mountains to the west, Marlborough is one of the country's sunniest and driest regions. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest grape-growing and wine-making region. The broad, sweeping plains are home to more than 65 wineries and 290 grape growers, and over 4,000 hectares planted in grapes. Discover and enjoy the region on a self-drive, bicycle or guided tour.