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.
Stay Awhile
From water-side retreats tucked away in secluded settings to hotels, motels and backpacker hostels, Marlborough has a wide range of accommodation options to suit different needs and price ranges.
Marlborough's Maori
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.
Gardens Grow
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.
It's a Fact...
THE GRASSLANDS
In 1847 Frederick Weld landed 2,500 sheep at Port Underwood. Driving them south, he crossed the Awatere River arriving at Flaxbourne, where he established the first extensive Merino sheep run in the South Island. Within three years the grasslands as far as the Kaikoura Ranges had been occupied by squatters. A decade later, control of the grasslands by a mere 50 or so run-holders was confirmed with leaseholds at nominal rentals.
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