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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park & Park Motels Visit website

Accommodation for every budget, from standard cabins to self-contained motel units. With its rural aspect on the sunny side of Waikawa Bay and away from . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

Picton Yacht Club Hotel Visit website

Picton Yacht Club Hotel has a total of 48 rooms to suit every budget from comfortable standard rooms to contemporary apartments.Choose from one of the . . . More . . . 

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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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