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Marlborough

MarlboroughNew Zealand’s gourmet province, Marlborough is home to locally produced food that is rated ‘world-class’. This exotic holiday destination is also home to the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is every vacationers dream destination with fine dining options at rated restaurants at Picton or Havelock or Kaikoura and wineries that ensure you enjoy the fine food while you sip the best wine. This food and drink capital flaunts the services of food providers who cater to any palate personal favorites and the restaurants range from licensed star rated restaurants to local taverns that serve delicious bistro meals.

Marlborough is also full of small café-style eateries that make shopping an absolute pleasure. The world-renown Marlborough Wine and Food festival flaunts the region’s bounty and has made Marlborough a tourist hot spot. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and grows sauvignon Blanc, chardonnay, Riesling, pinot noir, and Gewurztraminer varieties. The acres and acres of vineyards are a sight to behold and something great memories are made of. The original grape plantings spread across the southern plain and the river flats of the Rapaura district.

They are also seen west of the Waihopai and south of the Awatere Valley. All these are Marlborough must sees. The region has been recognized for its excellence in producing still and sparkling wines. The climatic and soil qualities not only ensure the success of the vineyards, but also return trips by many tourists. This gourmet province offers many great accommodation facilities and travel agents all over the world are now capitalizing on the richness of Marlborough.

Marlborough Region Activities

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Greenshell Mussel Cruise

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Enjoy an informative, relaxing and fun afternoon cruising the inner Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds, two of the main Sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds. Take in the natural beauty of this stunning environment, learn about the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel farm where your launch captain will explain how and why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. While at the mussel farm we serve freshly steamed mussels with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, a wonderful wine and food match in a beautiful part of Marlborough. Departing each day from Havelock Marina over the summer season at 1.30pm.....
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Interislander Ferry from Picton

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Interislander is the New Zealand ferry service which crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. All our ships offer a safe, comfortable and affordable journey, as well as a complete range of onboard services. Offering up to 11 sailings a day, passengers also have the convenience of a wide choice of travel times. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable. Interislander - Where the journey becomes a destination. Depart Picton / Arrive Wellington 6:25am / 9:35am 10:05am / 1:15pm 1:10pm / 4:20pm 2:25pm* / 5:35pm* 6:05pm / 9:15pm 10:25pm / 1:35am * Peak season only (approximate....
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Marlborough Wine Tour

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Marlborough Wine Tours offers a variety of tours, ranging from a short 3 hour tour to full day tours. Throughout the day you will taste some superb Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir as well as some lesser known varieties from the area. Short Tour This 3 hour tour gives you a taste of the Marlborough wine experience. The tour can start at either 9:30am or 1:30pm. It is ideal for those who have limited time but still wish to experience classic Marlborough wines. Full Day Tour This 6-7 hour all day tour starts from 9:30-10am with a first visit for a ‘vineyard walk and talk’ before continuing onto other wineries throughout the region. The tour includes a stop for lunch (cost not included) with several lunch options available. This tour is presented in a relaxed and informative manner where selective tasting is the order of the day.....
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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre houses a display like no other and you don’t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy it! Human stories from the Great War come to life in a theatrical treatment, which is innovative and Etrich Taube Dogfight visually stunning. Captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, some recreating actual incidents. The rare memorabilia is worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted ‘trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself. Located in Marlborough just minutes from the centre of Blenheim we are open daily, (except for Christmas and Boxing Days) and promise an enthralling experience for all. Omaka is one of Marlborough's major visitor attractions - offering a captivating experience for the whole family.....
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Wither Hills Winery Wine Tasting

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An ideal place to stop, unwind and enjoy our wines in an elegant mix of contemporary design and relaxed sophistication; the Wither Hills Cellar Door is the perfect location to enjoy the full range of our wines at a leisurely pace. Wander amongst the vines in our Vine Library and taste the subtle differences of the 30 different varieties at harvest time or take a moment to visit our Barrel Hall and let your senses absorb the scent of oak and yeast at work. Look out over the valley from our four storey tower or simply laze in the grassed Courtyard on a beanbag.....
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