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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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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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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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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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 . . . 

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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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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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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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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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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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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Phoenix Motor Inn Visit website

Looking for a Quality Blenheim Motel? Look no further. Our quiet, comfortable rooms and facilities offer an excellent stay near the heart of Blenheim. . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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Marlborough Vintners Hotel – Heritage Collection Visit website

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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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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