Marlborough Sounds: unspoilt wilderness

Marlborough must have been an amazing place to visit in the last Ice Age, when a fair chunk of the...


The great river valleys of ancient Marlborough produced the internationally renowned sounds. © Westend61

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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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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 . . . 

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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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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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Ashleigh Court Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Ashleigh Court Motel, located only 2 minutes walk to town centre and restaurants. We offer Free WIFI, modern spacious studio 1 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 . . . 

Jewellery of NZ - Blue Penguin Gifts Visit website

A proudly locally owned and operated store. We stock a wide range of quality gifts including New Zealand-made jewellery made on site, bone and New . . . 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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Marlborough Vintners Hotel – Heritage Collection

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 . . . 

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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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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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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 . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

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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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Nelson Lakes National Park: New Zealand’s Lakes District

Nelson Lakes National Park lies at the head of the Southern Alps and features majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking lakes of Rotoroa and Rotoiti at its very heart. Read the story . . . 

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