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

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Visit website

Starring Sir Peter Jackson's Knights of the Sky Exhibition the world's largest private collection of WW1, aircraft and memorabilia. In addition the newly opened WW2 . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

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 . . . 

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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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Interislander Visit website

Where the journey becomes a destination. Interislander travels between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cook Strait crossing

Enjoy the 70-kilometre rite of passage for any Kiwi through the Roaring Forties and one of the world’s roughest and most unpredictable stretches of water to the spectacular beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. Read the story . . . 

Affinity Cruises

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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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Natural attractions

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve: enchanting rocky gorge

Explore this enchanted, rocky gorge, an easy drive between Blenheim and Nelson, with its crystal clear river and towering, ancient forests.  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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Road trips

Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. Read the story . . . 

The Vines Village Visit website

Explore, Taste, RelaxLocated in the heart of the Marlborough wine country, just 15 minutes from Blenheim lies The Vines Village - Marlborough's Artisan Hub.Discover the . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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 . . . 

Makana Confections - Marlborough Visit website

Makana® Confections manufactures and retails gift-quality chocolates at its boutique chocolate factories in Blenheim and Kerikeri. Makana® has become a "must see" visitor attraction along . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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