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!
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.
It's a Fact...
HAVELOCK
Havelock is a coastal village at the head of Pelorus Sound. Among the town's former residents were rocket scientist William Pickering and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Rutherford. Known as "the father of nuclear physics", Rutherford pioneered the orbital theory of the atom, notably his discovery of "Rutherford scattering". He was knighted in 1914 and was created Baron Rutherford of Nelson in 1931.
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