Have the Best. Day. Ever.
then top it off with tomorrow. With brilliant spots to eat and drink, outdoors full of adventure and luxurious places to rest and relax all in close proximity, you really can have the Best. Day. Ever here in Marlborough - even more so when it's only Saturday. Start planning your next trip to Marlborough here.
... and it's only Saturday!
Make Marlborough your BEST.DAY.EVER, then we dare you to try top it with the next day and the next and the next.... Have a read over the three BEST.DAY.EVER itineraries below.
Explore and rejuvenate in the Marlborough Sounds
Wake up at Punga Cove Resort in the Queen Charlotte Sounds and soak in your waterside views from your room. Relax and soak in your surroundings, float around the coastline on your SUP board before paddling up to the cafe for your morning coffee. Fuel up with lunch by the water’s edge, before you head off on the Queen Charlotte Track by bike. End the day at your next stay, Furneaux Lodge, where your luggage will meet you. Explore your surroundings, discover the giant Rimu tree, towering over the bay at more than 1000 years old. Wine and dine like a star, while relaxing under them in a hot, steamy spa. Now try top today with tomorrow!
Cruise and Indulge in Marlborough
Wake up at Punga Cove Resort in the Queen Charlotte Sounds with a brilliant view from your secluded bay, before waving down your floating taxi which will transport you through the sheltered waters of Marlborough Sounds into Picton. Take a moment, and soak in the view with a morning coffee while walking along the picturesque waterfront and fresh air. Head into wine country and explore a variety of cellar doors meeting the faces behind the label and sampling your favourite variety of wines and finding new favourites all afternoon. Finish your day by dining in style at the renowned Arbour restaurant, nestled in the vines.
Vineyards and Views
Start your day off with a scrumptious breakfast amongst the vines, and a spot of shopping – sampling local goodies at The Vines Village, before jumping in a kayak paddling out from Picton ending at Kaipupu Point wildlife reserve. If the fresh air hasn’t woken you up, sip on a thermus coffee in front of scenic views of the Marlborough Sounds with fading hills in the distance. Paddle back to Picton and take a leisurely drive, exploring the landscapes of Marlborough from the Marlborough Sounds to the rolling hills and wine country. Top your day off back at Picton waterfront accommodation soaking in the view from your deck.
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Summer time in Marlborough
Summer is a season for sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, or rowing a dinghy across the bay.
Beech trees filter summer sun, casting dappled light on walking trails, and cool rivers beckon, their pure water flowing down from mountains and up from filtering aquifers. It’s a season for leaping from a rope swing into the water, so come plunge into Marlborough this summer.
Check out our Must Do's for your BEST. DAY. EVER in Marlborough, before planning the next
Plan your next trip to Marlborough with these Must Do’s and make the most of your visit. Click through to find out more.