From the scenic Sounds to the rugged splendour of Kaikoura, Marlborough is one of New Zealand's most exciting and diverse regions. Use the web directory to find links to some of the region's recreational activities, accommodation providers, wineries and breweries, arts and entertainment, and places to dine. The directory also lists links to many of the businesses that comprise Marlborough's flourishing business community. If you would like to add a listing to Discover Marlborough: The Marlborough Web Directory, please click HERE.
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.
It's a Fact...
THE FIRST VINES
Although Marlborough's current status as a wine producing region began in 1973 with Montana's plantings, the region's grape growing heritage actually began a century before. Pioneer winemakers David Herd and Charles Empson planted the first Marlborough vineyard in 1873. Empson died soon after the first harvest in 1875, but Herd went on to win prizes for his well regarded red muscatel wine. The winery survived until 1931.
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