Marlborough

Rejuvenate

With more than 20 percent of New Zealand’s coastline to explore, the endless coves and bays and pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds make it the ideal place to get off the grid and connect with nature.

Wake up to the sound of bird song in a luxury lodge, seafront room, holiday park or campsite in Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds and explore the beautiful bays with a boat cruise, kayak trip or fishing charter.

Active relaxers will enjoy exploring some of the many hiking and cycling trails in Picton, Havelock and outer Marlborough Sounds, including the Link Pathway, Havelock waterfall, the Emerald Pools or the famous 73.5-kilometre Queen Charlotte Track.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Let your imagination take flight, with a visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.  Aviation nuts will delight in the rare collection of WW1 and WW2 aircraft and everyone else will appreciate the innovative and creative display that really captures the history and spirit of the time when these warbirds soared the skies.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Marlborough Tour Company

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the afternoon Seafood Odyssea Cruise, departing Picton. As you cruise through Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound, take in the natural beauty of the area and sample local seafood such as Regal salmon, Greenshell mussels, paired beautifully with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Marlborough Tour Company

Punga Cove

Set among stunning scenery in the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound, Punga Cove is the perfect retreat with options to explore by foot, bike or kayak. Whether you’re stopping by for a pizza and pint at their waterside Boatshed Café & Bar, or staying the night, Punga Cove is the ideal way to immerse yourself in nature.

Punga Cove

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Nowhere demonstrates Picton’s community spirit and commitment to improving the natural environment like Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary. A short 10-minute boat trip from Picton, this 40 hectare mainland island offers amazing wildlife viewing, including tui, korimako (bellbird), korora (little blue penguin) and weta along a 2.7km circular walking track through regenerating native bush and old forest.

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Cloudy Bay

Experience the iconic Marlborough wine label at the Cloudy Bay cellar door. Discover their award-winning wines with a tasting menu, or enjoy a unique lunch at Jack’s Raw Bar, renowned for its freshly shucked oysters and vibrant sharing dishes. To delve deeper into Marlborough’s unique environment and its amazing produce, book a private tour.

Cloudy Bay

Bay of Many Coves

Nestled between stunning native bush and a secluded bay, Bay of Many Coves is a luxury five-star resort, set in the heart of Queen Charlotte Sound. Immerse yourself in nature and luxury and enjoy world-class cuisine, breath-taking scenery, adventure, or simply a sense of renewal and relaxation.

Bay of Many Coves

Learn more about Marlborough

at the official tourism website
Visit Marlborough
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