Renowned for its wine tasting and delicious food, touring, scenic boat cruising, bush walking and relaxing outdoor activities, Marlborough is a fast-growing vacation destination.

Located at the north-east corner of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough is endowed with a breath-taking beauty. Marlborough's mist-hazed hills and crystal clear waterways change dramatically with the ceaseless procession of the seasons.

Marlborough's appeal stretches from the scenic Marlborough Sounds to the rugged splendour of Kaikoura. Townships in the region include Blenheim, Picton and Seddon.

Marlborough's central location provides a base for many internationally renowned wine companies and a burgeoning gourmet food industry. Often blessed with the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand, this flourishing province with its relaxed and convivial lifestyle is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

The region has a wide range of recreational activities from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline to relaxing at Marlborough's world-class wineries.

Marlborough is a great place to visit and an even better place to stay. We love our region and hope that you will too. Come join us in New Zealand's gourmet province and we will help you discover Marlborough and make it your favourite destination!
Lifestyle Choice
Discover the attraction of Blenheim's idyllic location with a walk through the Wither Hills Farm Park, which offers some excellent views over Blenheim, the Wairau Plains and across Cloudy Bay toward Cook Strait.
Maori Culture
The region's Maori have a rich history and culture. Enjoy the warmth of Maori hospitality and retrace the footsteps of their ancestors and explain how traditional values fit into contemporary lifestyles.
Seen from Above
Experience the thrill of floatplane flying and enjoy the wonder and beauty the Marlborough Sounds region has to offer. Take a sightseeing flight over the Sounds or fly direct to your accommodation.
It's a Fact...
SATELLITE SPIES
The Government Communications Security Bureau operates a satellite spy base in the Waihopai Valley, near Renwick. The base is part of the ECHELON spy network, run by the UKUSA alliance of intelligence agencies. Shielded by two giant, white domes, its satellite dishes intercept a huge volume of international phone calls, telexes, faxes, e-mail and computer data communications. It gathers this data and forwards it the UKUSA alliance.
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