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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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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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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Alexanders Holiday Park Visit website

Situated in beautiful Essons Valley. Quiet, friendly family camp in tranquil, beautiful native bush setting on the banks of the Waitohi Stream, safe for swimming, . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. 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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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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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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Havelock Garden Motel Visit website

Family-run motel offering traditional hospitality in a tranquil 5-acre garden setting in the heart of the town. 12 well-appointed, spotless, self-contained units. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve: enchanting rocky gorge

Explore this enchanted, rocky gorge, an easy drive between Blenheim and Nelson, with its crystal clear river and towering, ancient forests.  Read the story . . . 

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Visit website

Starring Sir Peter Jackson's Knights of the Sky Exhibition the world's largest private collection of WW1, aircraft and memorabilia. In addition the newly opened WW2 . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. 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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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 . . . 

Woodbourne Tavern & Motels Visit website

At Woodbourne Tavern & Motel we strive to offer you the best services possible. All night check in. BBQ available for hire. Good secure parking. . . . 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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