Situated at the north-east corner of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough comprises three main regions: the Marlborough Sounds, the Wairau Plain and the Awatere Valley.
Further south, at the southern border of the region, Kaikoura lies mid-way between Blenheim and Christchurch.
Maori are believed to have settled in Marlborough's sheltered bays during the twelfth century, cultivating crops and fishing the abundant Marlborough Sounds. In 1770, Captain
James Cook was the first European to venture into the area. Click HERE
Blenheim, Marlborough's main town has an estimates population for 28, 200 The official combined population of Marlborough and Kaikoura at the last New Zealand census (2006)
was 46,167 people and growing! (Latest Census data 2013 not available) The majority of these people are located in Blenheim, Picton and Kaikoura.
Marlborough is one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand, renowned for its clear blue skies and consistent fine, warm weather. Temperatures range between 23Â°C during the
summer months and around 12Â°C in the winter. Click HERE
One of the strongest regional economies in New Zealand, Marlborough is a leader in viticulture, horticulture, forestry and marine farming industries, producing 80% of New
Zealand's aquaculture production. Click HERE
Friendly and parochial, the people of Marlborough have a relaxed outlook on life. The diversity within the region is reflected in the local community, which is open to change
and forward thinking. Click HERE