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Marlborough Marathon
In an idyllic vineyard venue enjoy a glass of Villa Maria bubbles or wine and a delicious BBQ. All you need to bring is the picnic rug and deck chairs so you can soak up the ambience of Villa Maria Estate.
Havelock Mussel Festival
Havelock Mussel Festival is a spectacular day full of fun, food and that famous festival atmosphere. It is a great family environment to celebrate all things Mussels. There will be an Industry Marquee where you could go behind the scenes into the Mussel Industry and see how intricate this delicacy is. Of course as well there will be live entertainment throughout the day with the beer and wine flowing, the cooking demonstration marquee with samples of Mussels and Salmon to look forward to.
Wine Marlborough Festival
The Wine Marlborough Festival is New Zealand’s premier Wine and Food event.
Marlborough Home & Garden Show
Friday 3 July - Sunday 5 July 2015 Gorgeous Home Improvements Made Easy: Our shows are packed with all the ideas and information that you need to make transforming your house or garden a breeze. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the expert advice. Better still, it's all under the one roof and there's free parking!
Saint Clair Vineyard Half-Marathon
Twenty-one kilometre off-road run or walk captures the very essence of Marlborough: vines for miles, stunning scenery, autumn colours and diverse landscapes.
The Marlborough Wine Show
The Marlborough Wine Show is a platform for producers to tell the next chapter in the Marlborough wine story. It's about subregions and style diversity within Sauvignon Blanc and about showcasing the region's other wines such as Pinot Noir and Riesling.
Nelmac Garden Marlborough
Full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of Blenheim to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from New Zealand and international gardening experts. The festival culminates with the Garden Fete held in the picturesque Seymour Square, with over 200 stall holders offering the very best New Zealand produce.
Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow
The 2015 show will be held over the three-day Easter weekend, with Friday night's twilight show kicking off the formal entertainment, following a day of practice flying that is also open to the public. Saturday and Sunday are the main show days with over 70 aircraft participating, along with ground theatre and pyrotechnics.
Marlborough Farmers' Market
The vision for the Marlborough Farmers Market is to increase the network of local food producers in the Marlborough region and to educate, promote local produce to consumers.
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Over the Sounds
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.
Cut Through
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.
Air Magic
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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