Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how Top of the South, is a collaboration of Regional Tourism offices representing – Hurunui, Kaikōura, Marlborough, Nelson Tasman and West Coast. Operating as Top of the South (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’) collects, stores, uses and discloses any personal information that you provide to us when using our websites. This privacy policy is subject to, and must be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use. Our privacy policy is compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.

This website is maintained by Destination Marlborough.

personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information that you freely give us (name, email address, phone number etc.).

We also automatically collect, hold, and use statistical information about visits to help us improve our website, for instance:

  • your IP address
  • the pages accessed and the links you clicked
  • the date and time you visited the site
  • the referring website (if any) through which you clicked through to our website
  • your operating system (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X)
  • the type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
  • the make and model number of mobile device used to visit our site

How do we collect your data?

We collect data and process data when you:

  • voluntarily opt in to receive marketing communications from us
  • use or view our website via your browser’s cookies
  • submit your personal details through a form on our website

How will we use your data?

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • communicate with you
  • improve the services we provide to you
  • to provide you with services or facilities that you have requested
  • to respond to correspondence or to provide you with information that you have requested
  • for any specific purpose which we notify you of at the time your personal information is collected

We only collect your personal information for a specific purpose connected with the services we provide.

We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

We do not sell or rent in any way your personal data to our subsidiaries or any other organisations.  


If you have agreed to receive marketing from us, you have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, you can:

  • Send an email to:
  • Use the unsubscribe feature found on all marketing emails sent from us

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you, by:

Destination Marlborough,
PO Box 29
Marlborough 7240
New Zealand

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, within one month although we may before require proof of your identity. We will provide the information without any charge. 

We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data but will give reasons for our refusal. We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

Privacy policies of other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, we encourage you to read their privacy policy.


We refer to a cookie as a piece of data sent from our website, to the web browser used to view our website. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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How to manage cookies

You can remove cookies from your browser or set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function correctly as a result.

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How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Email us at:
  • Or write to us at:  
    Destination Marlborough,
    PO Box 29
    Marlborough 7240
    New Zealand

Visiting Our Regions


From the rolling hills and wineries of Waiparato the rugged limestone cliffs along the east coast, the incredible vistas, relaxed vibe and warm Kiwi hospitality in Hurunui offers an opportunity to slowdown and make the most of your visit.


From the thrill of whale spotting by plane, trekking with llamas and visiting with seals, there are so many exciting opportunities to explore this unique area by land, sea or air. The waters in this part of the world are home to a vast array of marine mammals and birdlife which can be viewed from above and below the waves.


Dreamy sunsets, calm reflections and star-filled nights - you couldn’t ask for a more inspiring backdrop to create un-filled holiday memories with your loved ones.  Explore the four valleys that create Marlborough, meet the passionate people who live, work and play there and learn about their connection with the land.

Nelson Tasman

Nelson Tasman has an incredible arts and events scene, an exciting and diverse range of food and beverage producers and an indelible connection with the outdoors. Along with a vibrant array of fresh produce and artisan products, boutique wineries, craft breweries and award winning cider makers can all be found in this part of the world.

West Coast

From its stunning coastline to the epic peaks of the Southern Alps, the West Coast is a place of stunning natural beauty and the ideal spot for a getaway. Whether the hills are calling your name, or you prefer a more laid-back approach to taking some time out, there is no better place to re-set, recharge and reconnect.

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