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Marlborough


Marlborough can be discovered at the North East of the South Island of New Zealand.

The town of Blenheim, situated on the fertile Wairau Plains, is the heart of the province's commercial and suburban life.

Marlborough is host to boundless opportunities, limited only by the extent of your imagination.

Marlborough is endowed with a breath-taking beauty. Its mist-hazed hills and crystal clear waterways change dramatically with the ceaseless procession of the seasons.

With appeal that stretches from the scenic Sounds to the rugged splendour of Kaikoura. Townships in the region include Blenheim, Picton and Havelock.

Marlborough's central location provides a base for many internationally renowned wine companies and a burgeoning gourmet food industry.

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 Whale Watching Capital of the World

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. To the north is Picton, a small town that holds the honour of gatekeeper to the spectacular Marlborough Sounds . To the south is Kaikoura, the whale-watching capital of the world. In between are a number of other interesting and friendly townships.


It is all an adventure being in Marlborough, but following is just a sample of what else the Marlborough province has to offer:

  • River boat cruises
  • Whale Watching
  • Swimming with the Dolphins
  • 4 wheel driving
  • Horse trekking
  • Sea kayaking
  • White water rafting
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing at Rainbow Skifield
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Fishing

An abundance of bush, mountains and coastline makes the region ideal for outdoor activities. The tranquil maze of coves and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds is a holiday-maker's delight; the stark beauty of the Awatere Valley is a unique and captivating region with a wealth of attractions for visitors; and the Wairau Plain is home to a number of internationally renowned wine companies and where some of the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the world are grown. Renowned for its wine tasting and delicious food, touring, scenic boat cruising, bush walking and relaxing outdoor activities, Marlborough is a fast growing holiday destination.

 
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