Marlborough Sounds

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 is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, with about 65 wineries and 290 grape growers, and over 4,000 hectares planted in grapes, mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Although the region is more well known for its distinctive, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is also establishing a strong reputation for its methode traditionelle wines. 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. 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.

 

Suggested activities include:

  • Scenic Flight
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Mountain biking & cycling
  • Guided hiking tour
  • Fishing and Hunting
  • Wine Cellar doors tastings
  • Gourmet Experiences
  • Take a Wine & Food Tour
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