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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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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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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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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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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Havelock Motel & Motor Lodge Visit website

The Havelock Motel & Motor Lodge is centrally located and within easy walking distance of the town's restaurants, cafes and shops, it offers a range . . . 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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Montana Lodge Motel Visit website

All units have carports. We are pet friendly upon request Welcome to Montana Lodge Motel. We have 12 comfortable ground-floor units, each with separate kitchen . . . 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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The Mussel Pot Visit website

Come in and enjoy the popular choice of steamed whole mussels or half-shell grilled mussels - both in a range of flavours. . . . 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 House B&B & Motels 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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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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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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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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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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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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