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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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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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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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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From $130
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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel Visit website

Absolute waterfront and stunning marina and bay views from all our spacious 1 and 2-bedroom units. Take some time out, sit back and relax, as . . . 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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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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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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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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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 . . . 

Ferrylink Motel Visit website

Ferrylink is a friendly owner-operated motel with easy-access ground-floor units complete with either kitchen or kitchenette & ensuite. Our studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units sleep . . . More . . . 

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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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Aldan Lodge Motel Visit website

Greg and Jacquelene invite you to enjoy the comforts of Aldan Lodge Motel in Picton - the heart of Marlborough and the scenic South Island . . . More . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Marlborough

There are epicurean delights to discover in Marlborough that go beyond the famous seafood and Sauvignon Blanc. Read the story . . . 

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Interislander Visit website

Where the journey becomes a destination. Interislander travels between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises . . . More . . . 

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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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