Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

The Wild West? Fill ’er up at Blenheim, where it says its goodbyes to State Highway 1, and hit the...


Great Coast Road, Barrytown, West Coast © Raimund Linke

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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Visit website

Starring Sir Peter Jackson's Knights of the Sky Exhibition the world's largest private collection of WW1, aircraft and memorabilia. In addition the newly opened WW2 . . . More . . . 

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Long Island/Kokomahua Marine Reserve

Tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds, Long and Kokomohua islands are nestled inside the entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound. Read the story . . . 

4.6 /5
4.6 /5
Colonial Motel Visit website

A 10 unit motel with 3 studios,2 one bedroom units, 4 two bedroom units and 1 three bedroom unit. All units have full kitchens and . . . More . . . 

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Cook Strait crossing: one of the most beautiful in the world

Anyone who has ever done a road trip of New Zealand will have indelible memories of their Cook Strait crossing. Read the story . . . 

4.6 /5
4.6 /5
ASURE Sundowner Motel Visit website

4 Star ASURE Sundowner Motel - Quality, quiet, well-appointed, ground-floor, self-contained, spacious units with parking directly outside the door. 6 studio, 2 x 1-bedroom and . . . More . . . 

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Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the very first people ever to travel to this country.   Read the story . . . 

4.5 /5
4.5 /5
Bella Vista Blenheim Visit website

Julie and Paul welcome you to the Bella Vista Blenheim Motel. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. . . . More . . . 

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Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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Havelock Garden Motel Visit website

Family-run motel offering traditional hospitality in a tranquil 5-acre garden setting in the heart of the town. 12 well-appointed, spotless, self-contained units. . . . More . . . 

From $125
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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

4.9 /5
From $165
4.9 /5
Marlborough Vintners Hotel – Heritage Collection Visit website

Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers the highest standards in luxury accommodation throughout Blenheim and the wider Marlborough region. In the heart of the Marlborough wine country, . . . More . . . 

From $165
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Natural attractions

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks, in that the accommodation is in a whole other class to traditional bush-bashing experiences. Read the story . . . 

4.1 /5
4.1 /5
Waterfront Motels Visit website

All units with stunning views of picturesque Taylor River. Just 200m to town centre, Clubs of Marlborough, numerous restaurants and the Royal Hotel. . . . More . . . 

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Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail... Read the story . . . 

4.4 /5
From $98
4.4 /5
Commodore Court Motel Visit website

Commodore Court Motel offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation that makes a good base for our guests to explore all that the Marlborough region has . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Marlborough

From pies and pastries to planes, art galleries and Great Walks, it's all here in Marlborough. Read the story . . . 

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