About
Marlborough

Discover long hot summers and blue-skied winters, from alpine peaks to the Marlborough Sounds. Discover gourmet food and world class wine, from luxurious resorts to rustic vineyard restaurants.

Marlborough is the perfect place for romance, relaxation or adventure, in every season, for everyone.

Our places

Marlborough has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline, woven through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, and nearly 80% percent of its wine industry, stretched across our valleys.

Climb awe inspiring mountains for breathtaking views, plunge into aquifer fed rivers with pure sparkling waters, and devour some of the best gourmet produce in the country.

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Our seasons

Marlborough is brilliant in every season, from cracker summer days to calm, crisp winter weeks.

Our weather guru, Rob Agnew, of Plant and Food Research, has pulled together what you need to know about Marlborough's seasons. We've also featured some brilliant things to do, whatever the season or the weather.

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Our heritage

Marlborough’s history is layered with rich stories, significant for all of New Zealand and fascinating in the global context.

From the first known Polynesian settlement site at the Wairau Bar in 1200 AD to the forging of the wine industry 40 years ago, you'll find a heritage thread running through every aspect of Marlborough's landscape and community.

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Getting here & around

You're going to love getting to Marlborough whether you choose to come by ferry, train, car, bike or plane.

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Marlborough must-dos

Some of our favourite things to do in and around Marlborough.

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