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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Spring Creek Holiday Park Visit website

Nestled next to the crystal clear waters of Spring Creek and surrounded by trees in a quiet, park-like atmosphere, the Spring Creek Holiday Park is . . . 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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

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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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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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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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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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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ASURE Sundowner Motel Visit website

4 Star ASURE Sundowner Motel - Quality, quiet, well-appointed, ground-floor, self-contained, spacious units with parking directly outside the door. 6 studio, 2 x 1-bedroom and . . . More . . . 

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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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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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