Indulge: food and drink in Marlborough

Established in 1978 by Phil and Chris Rose, Wairau River is still family-owned and home to some of the oldest...


Marlborough is famous for its seafood and Sauvignon Blanc. © Marlborough NZ

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Beachside Sunnyvale Motel Visit website

Beachside Sunnyvale Motel is situated in quiet peaceful Waikawa Bay, the closest motel to the beach in Picton. A popular destination for water sports, sightseeing . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cook Strait crossing

Enjoy the 70-kilometre rite of passage for any Kiwi through the Roaring Forties and one of the world’s roughest and most unpredictable stretches of water to the spectacular beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. Read the story . . . 

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Picton House B&B and Motel Visit website

Picton House Bed and Breakfast (previously Marineland Heritage House B&B) is a traditional English style B&B offering accommodation within 200meters of the town centre & . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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 . . . 

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Picton Campervan Park Visit website

Cloesest Holiday Park to Ferry & Town Centre. Great central location less than a 2 min drive from the ferry terminal and just a short . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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 . . . 

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Picton Beachcomber Inn Visit website

Situated right above the Picton marina. All 34 units have views from private balcony or patio area. New spa bath units. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

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 . . . 

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Smiths Farm Holiday Park Visit website

We are based on a working beef farm, central to the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy the peace of the country while walking on our private trail . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Marlborough Sounds: unspoilt wilderness

Marlborough must have been an amazing place to visit in the last Ice Age when a fair chunk of the Southern Ocean was locked up in the Antarctic icebox.  Read the story . . . 

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Apartments On The Waterfront Visit website

Tranquil setting overlooking bay and marina with private balconies from which to enjoy the views. Swim in our saltwater swimming pool or enjoy our hot spa. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Picton TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

A premier holiday park 1 km east of town with quality amenities and a range of quality accommodation, from motels, self contained units to cabins . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Outward Bound: discovering the discomfort zone

There is so much more to Outward Bound than deprivation and physical challenges. Every strenuous activity, every test of endurance, every uncomfortable night’s sleep is designed to teach you something about yourself. Read the story . . . 

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Jasmine Court Motel Visit website

Centrally located, conveniently close to cafes, restaurants, shopping and Picton waterfront. Ferry, train & bus terminals just 1km and 300mtrs to water taxis to the . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Get a bird’s-eye view of Picton from the Tirohanga Track

While the Marlborough Sounds are spoilt for scenic spots and great views, one of the best and most accessible viewpoints is at the top of the Tirohanga Track in Picton. Read the story . . . 

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