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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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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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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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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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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Bella Vista Blenheim Visit website

Julie and Paul welcome you to the Bella Vista Blenheim Motel. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. . . . 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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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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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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Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Closer to town center and convenient to shops and facilities. The team at Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park welcome you to Marlborough. . . . 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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