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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Colonial Motel Visit website

A 10 unit motel with 3 studios,2 one bedroom units, 4 two bedroom units and 1 three bedroom unit. All units have full kitchens and . . . 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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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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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Montana Lodge Motel Visit website

All units have carports. We are pet friendly upon request. There maybe a cost for having a pet inside the unit. Welcome to Montana Lodge Motel. . . . 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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Admirals Motor Lodge Visit website

Welcome to Admirals Motor Lodge. Our modern complex offers a selection of spacious quality accommodation. Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Spa bath units. . . . 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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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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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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Apartments On The Waterfront Visit website

Tranquil setting overlooking bay and marina with private balconies from which to enjoy the views. Swim in our saltwater swimming pool or enjoy our hot spa. . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

Affinity Cruises

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Nelson Lakes National Park: New Zealand’s Lakes District

Nelson Lakes National Park lies at the head of the Southern Alps and features majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking lakes of Rotoroa and Rotoiti at its very heart. Read the story . . . 

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