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...
FOUNDING FATHER
Acknowledged as Kaikoura's founding father, Captain Robert Fyffe established the first whaling station in the area in 1842. Fyffe had worked for a number of years as a whaler in the Marlborough Sounds. However, disappointed with results, he moved south to establish the Kaikoura station "Waiopuka", building huts and sheds, and employing forty men. Other whaling stations soon followed, but as whale numbers declined, whaling became uneconomic.
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