This itinerary is for those wanting a five star experience or romantic escape to indulge in premium food and wine, world class restaurants and luxury accommodation.

Day 1 – private wine tour

Day 1 – private wine tour

Enjoy a private tour of the wineries with Marlborough Tour Company, Sounds Connection or Explore Marlborough and sample New Zealand’s internationally-acclaimed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Relax and unwind over a leisurely lunch at one of the many award winning winery restaurants. Stay amongst the vines at Marlborough Vintners Hotel or enjoy the delights of Lake Timara Lodge with their internationally renowned and Michelin experienced chef, Louis Schindler.

Day 2 – Marlborough Sounds

Day 2 – Marlborough Sounds

Relax in the morning or for the ultimate indulgence enjoy a massage at Marlborough Day Spa.

Get a private transfer to Picton and explore the Marlborough Sounds by charter boat. Catch a fish from the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds for the onboard chef to prepare along with other local delicacies – King Salmon, oysters and Greenshell Mussels. Match it with a glass of your favourite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

If you are wanting something more active, enjoy a guided walking, biking or kayaking tour along the Queen Charlotte Track with Wilderness Guides, stopping at a luxury lodge along the way for lunch.

Stay the night in the Marlborough Sounds at Bay of Many Coves or Raetihi Lodge and enjoy watching the sun go down over a glass of local wine

Day 3 – options galore

Day 3 – options galore

Depart your accommodation by boat or helicopter and head back to the wine region for more wining and dining with Marlborough Tour Company, Sounds Connection or Explore Marlborough.

Alternatively, visit local gardens and artists’ studios, or be inspired by the heroes of World War One aviation at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre made possible by Sir Peter Jackson’s Wingnut Films and Weta Workshop.

Marlborough must-dos

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

View all Must Dos

View My Trip