Since 1998, the Marlborough Web Directory web site has been one of the principal entry points for people using the Internet to search for activities, accommodation, business services and investment opportunities in the Marlborough region. The site has provided businesses and organisations in the Marlborough region with a vehicle to effectively promote their products and services to the wider Internet community.

After an extensive period of development, the web site has undergone its third complete revamp, with a whole range of new features added or redefined. We have retained the categories that are of inertest to visitors to the area: accommodation, activities, wineries, business, etc., and we've introduced a number of new sections, including a 'fact file' section that outlines Marlborough's population, history and our community.

Why did we do it? We believe that effective and cooperative promotion of the Marlborough region on the Web will create a 'flow-on' effect for all businesses in Marlborough. We have endeavoured to create a web site that can establish 'linkages' from Marlborough to the world. We will continue to offer free listings, although we do ask for reciprocal links.

We hope you will enjoy using our new site and we look forward to hearing any feedback you might have. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to editor@discovermarlborough.co.nz
Skydive Adventure
Experience the scenic Marlborough Sounds and surrounding Marlborough region. Tandem paragliding is a great way to experience paragliding for the first time. Nearly everyone can go tandem!
Wine Tasting Tours
With over 40 cellar doors in Marlborough to choose from, why not try a winery tour to sample the best Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir New Zealand's premier wine growing region has to offer?
In the Cut
Discover a hidden slice of Marlborough with a visit to Saw Cut Gorge. Set in the Isolated Hill Scenic Reserve, the narrow gorge, with walls up to 150 metres high, is well worth the three-hour return walk.
It's a Fact...
FOUNDING FATHER
Acknowledged as Kaikoura's founding father, Captain Robert Fyffe established the first whaling station in the area in 1842. Fyffe had worked for a number of years as a whaler in the Marlborough Sounds. However, disappointed with results, he moved south to establish the Kaikoura station "Waiopuka", building huts and sheds, and employing forty men. Other whaling stations soon followed, but as whale numbers declined, whaling became uneconomic.
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