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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Commodore Court Motel Visit website

Commodore Court Motel offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation that makes a good base for our guests to explore all that the Marlborough region has . . . 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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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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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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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 . . . 

Pataka The Foodstore Visit website

Fine Foods of Aotearoa. Marlborough's speciality deli, cheese and wine destination. Stoockists of a range of NZ artisan cheeses and award-winning wines from Lake Chalice. . . . 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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Two Tree Lodge Visit website

"It's the little things that count" that makes Blenheim's newest accommodation of 3 luxury fully self contained units so special. We also have a separate . . . 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 . . . 

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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Natural attractions

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 . . . 

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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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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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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Loved by the locals: Marlborough

From pies and pastries to planes, art galleries and Great Walks, it's all here in Marlborough. Read the story . . . 

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