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From the Marlborough Sounds to the ultimate food and wine experience, there is an adventure waiting for everyone. Find out why you should plan your next trip in Marlborough.


Marlborough is centrally located within New Zealand and well connected by air, road and ferry transport links to the main centres and international airports. Marlborough airport is only seven kilometers away from the CBD, just a short 10-minutes' drive and no traffic lights. The classic way to reach our Marlborough's town attractions and event venues is on foot. Thanks to their central location, they are only a few minutes’ walk from most hotels.

Marlborough offers an array of outdoor pursuits in such a distinctive and picturesque landscape during all four seasons of the year.  The region is full of colour, complexity and diversity: Marlborough is about gourmet food, world class wine, award-winning gin & craft beer, fresh seafood and more. 

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From B&B's to lodges, find a place to stay amongst the vines.
Explore self-contained baches or all-inclusive lodges, there's a slice of paradise for everyone in the Marlborough Sounds; some accessible only by water-taxi. Bring your tent or campervan and find a holiday park or DOC campsite to enjoy the views and outdoor activities.

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The isite Visitor Information Centres are staffed by a knowledgeable and passionate team. We can help you book your accommodation, activities and even your travel by train, coach, campervan, rental car, ferry or domestic flight.

If you need assistance in planning your itinerary, or more information on the region contact

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Garden Marlborough Festival
Garden Marlborough is one of New Zealand's premier garden festivals. Held in November each year, view the very best Marlborough has to offer with a series of garden tours, garden themed workshops and social events.
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Visit Private Gardens
Marlborough with its temperate growing climate, has more than its share of diverse, and nationally acclaimed private gardens.

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