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Marlborough, New Zealand – A little piece of paradise with the breathtaking beauty of the Marlborough Sounds and the fabulous local wines. This is the home of Sauvignon Blanc with exports around the world. Sustainable wine growing is widely recognized as the future of New Zealand wines and you will visit many vineyards here where this is put into practice. Swim with dolphins, walk Queen Charlotte track, or get off the beaten track and visit Pelorus and Awatere. You’ll love it!

Marlborough New Zealand


Experience Marlborough – Top 10 Highlights 

  1. World-class wines
  2. Beautiful bush covered bays in peaceful Marlborough Sounds
  3. Queen Charlotte Track
  4. Awatere Valley
  5. Picton ferries
  6. Fresh local mussels
  7. Biking, fishing, eating, sleeping!
  8. Marlborough’s rich heritage
  9. Aviation Heritage Centre
  10. Wilderness retreats


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Travel Times for Self Drive Touring

Picton to Blenheim – 25mins
Blenheim to Nelson – 1hr 45mins
Blenheim to Havelock – 30mins
Blenheim to Kaikoura – 1hr 45mins
Blenheim to Christchurch -4hrs 30mins

Ferry Crossing Time

Wellington to Picton – approximately 3 hrs


Useful Marlborough, New Zealand Resources


Marlborough, the gourmet province of New Zealand, boasts locally produced food that is rated ‘world-class’. This exotic holiday destination is also home to the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is a dream destination for any vacationer, with fine dining options available at rated restaurants in Picton, Havelock, or Kaikoura, and wineries that offer the perfect wine pairing with your meal. This food and drink capital flaunts the services of food providers who cater to any palate, from personal favorites to licensed star-rated restaurants and local taverns that serve delicious bistro meals.

Marlborough also boasts small café-style eateries that make shopping an absolute pleasure. The world-renowned Marlborough Wine and Food Festival showcases the region’s culinary bounty, making Marlborough a tourist hot spot. As New Zealand’s largest wine-growing region, Marlborough grows sauvignon Blanc, chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Gewurztraminer varieties. The acres and acres of vineyards are a sight to behold and something that creates great memories. The original grape plantings spread across the southern plain and the river flats of the Rapaura district, as well as west of the Waihopai and south of the Awatere Valley. All of these are must-see destinations in Marlborough, New Zealand.

The Marlborough 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 encourage return trips by many tourists. This gourmet province offers many great accommodation options, and travel agents all over the world are now capitalizing on the richness of Marlborough, NZ.

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Marlborough

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Bike Wine Tour Marlborough

Half Day Guided Biking Wine Tour

bike wine tour Marlborough   This guided biking wine tour takes you on a relaxing journey through the Marlborough wine region, renowned worldwide for its excellent wines. Your informative guide will lead you through the vineyards, allowing you to sample some of the best wines of the region while enjoying the scenic beauty of the wineries and surrounding mountains.

Small Group Tour - maximum 8 PAX

The tours are designed to be small and personal, with a maximum of eight people only. You'll get to breathe in fresh air, sip on fine wine, indulge in fabulous food, and admire the stunning scenery. The tour provides comfortable step-through ....
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Greenshell Mussel Cruise Marlborough

[wonderplugin_gallery id="163"]   Departing from Picton Wharf, enjoy the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds featuring freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the ultimate wine/food match. Greenshell Mussel Cruise Take in the natural beauty of this stunning environment, and 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 Sauvig....
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Interislander Ferry from Picton

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Interislander is a renowned ferry service in New Zealand that offers a captivating voyage across the Cook Strait, connecting the North and South Islands. Covering a distance of approximately 92 km, the journey takes around three hours to complete. It is considered one of the most spectacular cruises in the world and an iconic tourist experience in New Zealand. Interislander has three elegant ships - Arahura, Aratere, and Kaitaki - that can comfortably accommodate both passengers and their vehicles. Each ship is designed to ensure a safe, comfortable, and affordable journey, with a complete range of onboard services available. With up to 11 sailings a day, passengers can conveniently choose a travel time that suits them best. Whether you're a tourist or a local, your journey aboard Interislander will be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Picton to Wellington Timetable Departure time / Ship / Notes 2:30 am Kaitaki Does not....
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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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Marlborough Wine Tour from Blenheim

Afternoon Wine Tour - Half-Day Tour

  Marlborough wine tour   Taste some great New Zealand wines on a half-day small-group afternoon tour of the Marlborough wine region. Travel in a comfortable climate-controlled minivan admiring the views and the rolling vineyards as your driver guide shares informative commentary about the region, the vines and the winemaking in Marlborough.  


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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Blenheim

[wonderplugin_gallery id="165"]   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. Guided tours are available on request, or you can self-guide at your leisure. FavoriteLoadingAdd to Wishlist
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Paua Pearl Farm Guided Tour

Departing Picton Wharf, take a one-hour water taxi to Whekenui Bay, the home of the Paua Pearl Farm, to enjoy 90 minutes on shore for a guided tour of the farm, snacks, and beverages. Paua Pearl Farm Guided Tour   See how the Paua is grown and cultivated and how the pearls are created and crafted into fine jewelry before boarding your water taxi back to Picton. Duration: 3.5-4 hours BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH....
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Queen Charlotte Track: Self-Guided Tour/Walk

Day Tour/Walk: Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove

Queen Charlotte Track Independent Walk   After departing from Picton Wharf, your Marlborough Sounds taxi will drop you off at Furneaux Lodge for a self-guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track. This section of the track is an ideal choice for families or those who prefer easier terrain with no large hills. You'll mainly follow the coastline around the Endeavour Inlet, where you will see native bush and regenerated farmlands. Your water taxi will collect you from Punga Cove at the designated time. The entire walk is 11.5km long and the duration ranges from 2 to 4 hours. BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH  ....
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Seafood Odyssea Cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound

Seafood Odyssea Cruise from Picton   Departing from Picton Wharf, cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound and sample local seafood such as salmon, and Greenshell mussels, with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match. Discover the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound while relaxing aboard the well-appointed catamaran and take in the picturesque scenery, keeping an eye out for local wildlife including seals and dolphins. Duration: 3 hours FavoriteLoadingAdd to Wishlist
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Self Guided Martinborough Wineries Bike Tour

Full-Day Self-Guided Biking Wine Tour

Explore the numerous wineries in Marlborough on your own self-guided and independent biking wine tour. You will be provided with high-quality equipment and a map of the wineries, along with all the necessary recommendations, tips, and hints to help you create an unforgettable Marlborough wine adventure. Full Day Self-Guided Biking Wine Tour  

Visit the Iconic Wineries

If you want to visit all the iconic wineries in the valley, such as Villa Maria and Brancott Estate, you can upgrade to an electric bike. You can also book a lunch at a winery restaurant, and if you don't want to carry the purchased wine on your bike, it can be ....
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Wine Tasting Marlborough: Full Day Guided Tour

Taste Marlborough Tour

The Taste Marlborough Tour is for those who love great wine and want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wine, and the people who create them. wine tasting Marlborough   Taste Marlborough visits a select number of iconic and boutique wineries, chosen for their history, fabulous customer service, unique offerings, and stunning range of wine. Enjoy the three beautiful wineries and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion for it. Includes lunch and complimentary pickup/drop off from central Blenheim accommodation. Duration: 7 hours. BLENHEIM & MARLBOROUGH....
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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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