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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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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Things to do

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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Picton Beachcomber Inn Visit website

Situated right above the Picton marina. All 34 units have views from private balcony or patio area. New spa bath units. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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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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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 . . . 

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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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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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Picton House B&B and Motel Visit website

Picton House Bed and Breakfast (previously Marineland Heritage House B&B) is a traditional English style B&B offering accommodation within 200meters of the town centre & . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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171 On High Motel Visit website

"We welcome you to 171 on High Motel in Blenheim. We are the only 4.5 star rated South Island accommodation to have been awarded TripAdvisors . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival: sauvignon blanc on its home turf

Sip the exuberant and intense varietal in the sacred space that first introduced New Zealand wine to the world. 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

Marlborough Wine Trail

With nearly 800ha in grapes, Marlborough is now New Zealand’s largest wine-growing region and the list of local labels often features at the honours table of international wine festivals. 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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Natural attractions

Marlborough Sounds: unspoilt wilderness

Marlborough must have been an amazing place to visit in the last Ice Age when a fair chunk of the Southern Ocean was locked up in the Antarctic icebox.  Read the story . . . 

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