This itinerary has been designed to fit into a shorter New Zealand itinerary featuring Marlborough's two most well known assets, wine and the Marlborough Sounds.

Day 1 – wine country

Day 1 – wine country

Arrive in Marlborough in the morning ready to start your wine tour late morning.

Begin your guided tour through Marlborough wine country with Marlborough Tour Company, Sounds Connection or Explore Marlborough, visiting 4-5 wineries and stopping for lunch along the way. Tours range from daily scheduled departures through to private tours by coach, luxury vehicles or bicycle.

Overnight in your choice of Marlborough accommodation whether it be in the heart of Blenheim, amongst the vines or in the seaside town of Picton.

Arriving early? Full day wine touring options also available or make time for a guided tour of the amazing Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, or a Maori cultural tour with Maori Experiences.

Day 2 – Marlborough Sounds

Day 2 – Marlborough Sounds

Make your way to Picton, a scenic seaside town and gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. Walk, bike or kayak a section of the Queen Charlotte Track with Wilderness Guides, or start the day swimming with the dolphins with Dolphin Watch and Nature Tours.

Alternatively, relax in the morning before heading out on Beachcomber’s Magic Mailboat cruise, returning to Picton late afternoon.

Marlborough must-dos

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

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