New Zealand


Marlborough

On the north eastern tip of the South Island you'll find the Marlborough Sounds, one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in New Zealand. There are some wonderful walks through coastal bush, along the Queen Charlotte Walkway and, with around 1500 kms of waterways, inlets and coves, the area is a haven for sailing, sea kayaking, fishing and diving.

At the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, nestled between the mountains and the sea is Picton, a charming seaside township which accommodates the region’s port, extensive marina facilities, visiting cruise ships and the ferry link with the North Island via the Marlborough Sounds and Cook Strait.

Thirty minutes drive from Picton lies Blenheim, the 'Sunshine Capital' of New Zealand and centre of the Marlborough wine region, one of the world's finest wine producing areas. There are some 35 wineries within 15 minutes drive of the town, many providing delightful settings in which to enjoy lunch or dinner.

MUST SEE & DO

  • Take a Dolphin Watch Ecotour to see dolphins, penguins, seals and a variety of bird life 
  • Cruise on the crystal clear waterways of the Sounds 
  • Enjoy the numerous short bush walks to hidden beaches and lookouts 
  • Walk the Queen Charlotte Track 
  • Eat freshly steamed green-lipped mussels matched with a regional vintage 
  • Tour the vineyards and wineries and enjoy dining alfresco amongst the vines 
  • Explore Blenheim's parks and gardens 
  • Visit the regional galleries and craft studios
Hotel D'Urville

Blenheim: Hotel D'Urville

Price from £186 per room per night

This small elegant hotel for the discerning traveller has been transformed from one of Blenheim’s f [...]

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Old St Mary's Convent Retreat

Blenheim: Old St Mary's Convent Retreat

Price from £351 per room per night

This sympathetically restored convent is located 10 minutes from Blenheim on a 60 acre estate amidst vine [...]

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The Bell Tower on Dog Point

Blenheim: The Bell Tower on Dog Point

Price from £288 per room per night

The Bell Tower has a commanding position looking out over vineyards and beyond to the plains and the hill [...]

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Bella Vista Motel

Blenheim: Bella Vista Motel

Price from £92 per room per night

Business or pleasure – whatever the reason for visiting Marlborough, the Bella Vista Motel Blenheim can f [...]

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Lake Timara Lodge

Blenheim: Lake Timara Lodge

Price from £687 per room per night

This luxury lodge is embedded in 600 acres of pasture, a romantic lake, a beautiful English style park wi [...]

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Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Blenheim: Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Price from £127 per room per night

Set in the tranquility of the vines, this hotel offers luxury Marlborough accommodation and activities fo [...]

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Chateau Marlborough

Blenheim: Chateau Marlborough

Price from £128 per room per night

This hotel prides itself on offering guests luxury accommodation with attention to detail, creating an en [...]

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The Peppertree

Blenheim: The Peppertree

Price from £301 per room per night

This Edwardian-style villa is surrounded by 10 acres of private vineyards, olive groves and gardens, maki [...]

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Bay of Many Coves Resort

Marlborough Sounds: Bay of Many Coves Resort

Price from £342 per room per night

Located 30 minutes by scenic boat cruise from Picton, the Bay of Many Coves Resort is nestled in the bush [...]

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Lochmara Lodge

Marlborough Sounds: Lochmara Lodge

Price from £164 per room per night

Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, the lodge offers a total experience, whether you want to get active, [...]

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Peppers Portage Resort - Mantra

Marlborough Sounds: Peppers Portage Resort - Mantra

Price from £114 per room per night

Peppers Portage is perfectly placed amongst the picturesque waterways and secluded bays of the Marlboroug [...]

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Raetihi Lodge

Marlborough Sounds: Raetihi Lodge

Price from £132 per room per night

Since the 1930s, this accommodation has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the [...]

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McCormick House

Picton: McCormick House

Price from £186 per room per night

This gracious, welcoming home has been extensively restored, sympathetically retaining its beautiful, ori [...]

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Escape to Picton

Picton: Escape to Picton

Price from £231 per room per night

This beautiful boutique hotel overlooks the picturesque marina and offers the discerning traveller luxury [...]

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Park Regis Picton Marlborough Sounds

Picton: Park Regis Picton Marlborough Sounds

Price from £131 per room per night

This is the ideal hotel for any occasion. It features 48 well appointed rooms, an award winning restauran [...]

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Captain Cook's Cruise

Captain Cook's Cruise

Price from £152 per person

Board your Myths And Legends Eco-Tours launch Tutanekai at Waikawa Bay Wooden Wharf at the end of the for [...]

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Dolphin Swimming

Dolphin Swimming

Price from £100 per person

Board your Dolphin Watch Ecotours vessel to commence a morning Dolphin Swimming cruise. Join highly quali [...]

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Dolphin Viewing

Dolphin Viewing

Price from £61 per person

Board your Dolphin Watch Ecotours vessel to commence a morning Dolphin Viewing cruise. Join highly qualif [...]

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Early Bird Eco Cruise

Early Bird Eco Cruise

Price from £58 per person

Board your Cougar Line vessel at Picton Town Wharf to commence a half day Early Bird Eco Cruise. Seals, d [...]

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Greenshell Mussel Cruise ex Havelock Marina

Greenshell Mussel Cruise ex Havelock Marina

Price from £68 per person

Board your Marlborough Travel vessel Odyssea or Gallileo at Havelock Marina Floating Jetty to commence a [...]

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Marlborough Sounds Cruise 'n' Walk

Marlborough Sounds Cruise 'n' Walk

Price from £49 per person

Board your Cougar Line vessel at Picton Town Wharf to commence a Cruise 'n' Walk tour through the stunnin [...]

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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary & Dolphin Cruise

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary & Dolphin Cruise

Price from £61 per person

Board your Dolphin Watch Ecotours vessel to commence a half day Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary & Dolph [...]

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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Price from £17 per person

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre houses a display like no other.  Human stories from the Great War come to [...]

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Private Bike The Vines Wine Tour

Private Bike The Vines Wine Tour

Price from £321 per person

The vineyard cycle tours visit a selection of the region’s best wineries. Ride off the main roads and alo [...]

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Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track

Price from £938 per person

The Queen Charlotte Track is, located at the top of the South Island in the Marlborough Sounds, is justif [...]

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Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Bay of Many Coves

Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Bay of Many Coves

Price from £172 per person

Board your vessel at Bay of Many Coves Resort for a journey past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautifu [...]

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Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Picton

Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Picton

Price from £172 per person

Board your vessel at Picton Wharf for a journey past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage to [...]

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Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Torea Bay

Queen Charlotte Track - Guided Walk & Wildlife ex Torea Bay

Price from £172 per person

Board your vessel at Torea Bay for a journey past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage to Shi [...]

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Sounds Connection - Wine Tour

Sounds Connection - Wine Tour

Price from £42 per person

Immerse yourself in the heart of the vineyards. You will be collected and taken on a tour through Marlbor [...]

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Sounds Delivery Cruise

Sounds Delivery Cruise

Price from £49 per person

Enjoy over 80 kilometres of beautiful coastline as the fast and modern catamaran goes into coves and hidd [...]

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Taste of Marlborough Food Tour

Taste of Marlborough Food Tour

Price from £195 per person

Join your group to commence a half day Taste Of Marlborough Food Tour exploring and discovering Marlborou [...]

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Wairau Plains Tour ex Blenheim

Wairau Plains Tour ex Blenheim

Price from £132 per person

Start the day with a drive through the heart of the Marlborough wine region, to an organic vineyard. Ambl [...]

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