For visitors to the region, Marlborough is an exciting vacation destination that provides an exhilarating and varied range of attractions and activities. From enjoying a glass of our world-famous Sauvignon Blanc at one the region's numerous wineries to swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds, the region offers a multitude of recreational delights.

If you enjoy sea-kayaking or scenic boat tours, visits to formal gardens or hiking through native bush, Marlborough is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. For the eco-tourist and nature-lover, the region provides numerous opportunities to see some of our wildlife close up. Dolphins, seals, shags, blue penguins abound throughout the Sounds and along the coastline to Kaikoura. Native birds such as tui, bellbirds, fantails and the native kingfisher can be encountered throughout the region, especially in areas covered in native bush.
It's a fact - did you know this about Marlborough?
The Brothers is a group of tiny islands in Cook Strait, off the west coast of Arapawa Island. The island group is a sanctuary for a rare reptile species, the Brothers Island tuatara. Found only on The Brothers Islands, it differs from the common tuatara in having olive skin with yellowish patches. Although resembling lizards, tuatara are related equally distantly to lizards and snakes, which are their closest living relatives.
On Yer Bike!
Take a leisurely cycle ride through Marlborough's picturesque vineyards and country roads and visit some of the region's wineries where you can try our world renowned Sauvignon Blanc.
Gardens of Delights
Discover a stunning array of Marlborough's secluded gardens. From formal 'knot gardens' with their neatly trimmed hedges to wild and colourful English cottage gardens, Marlborough is a gardener's delight.
Lords of the Sky
Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where the stories of pioneer aviation heroes of World War One are brought to life by Weta Workshop, who were behind The Lord of The Rings.
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