Welcome to Marlborough
Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest places, located at the top of the South Island. The region is home to the towns of Blenheim, Picton and Havelock along with many small settlements dotted around the area.
Marlborough is about about diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to the sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. It's about award winning wines from New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, and the soils, enviable climate and people that create it. It’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs, including Greenshell Mussels, King Salmon, clams and oysters.
Visit the Marlborough Sounds, where 1500km of winding coastline is home to secluded bays, historic sites, marine reserves and the precious island sanctuaries that foster kiwi and other native species. Cruise or kayak your way through the Sounds. Learn about how our rich maritime history evolved into a passion for conservation and eco experiences, tasked with protecting and celebrating dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds. Walk and cycle over bush clad ridgelines of the 70km Queen Charlotte Track starting at Ship Cove, Captain Cook’s favourite NZ landing site.
Join a guided tour or hire a bike, and choose from more than 30 cellar doors, tasting award winning wines as you visit. Indulge in a leisurely long lunch at a vineyard restaurant, and pair the wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.
Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest places, located at the top of the South Island and can be reached by car and plane, or a scenic cruise from the North Island.
Choose to stay for a weekend or a week, in a vineyard villa or a hideaway on the water’s edge.
Whether it is the perfect blue-sky days and calm sparkling waters of winter, the carpet of red and gold vines through Autumn or the release of new season produce and wines in Spring, sun-drenched Marlborough is Brilliant Every Day