Suggested Itineraries

Mail Boat (19 Of 21)
Check out these recommended trips in Marlborough. These are a few sample itineraries that are a great starter to planning your unforgettable trip in Marlborough.

Aquatic centre

If all the sunshine is making you yearn for a dip, head along to the Stadium 2000 pool in Blenheim.


Governors Bay

A short drive or decent bike ride from Picton, and a beautiful 15 minute walk down through a scenic reserve takes you to this stunning, white sandy beach in the Marlborough Sounds.


Holiday parks

Marlborough has plenty of brilliant holiday parks, where you’ll find great facilities and friendly faces.


Department of Conservation campsites

If you’re after a million dollar view for very little cost, visit one of the nearly 50 Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites in Marlborough, from Blumine Island in the Marlborough Sounds, to the Acheron at the far end of the Molesworth Road.


Rarangi Beach Campground

Rarangi Beach near Blenheim has a great dog friendly campsite at the edge of the ocean, so come prepared to fish, surf and picnic, and pack some shoes to enjoy the walks nearby.


Rainbow Ski Area

Perched on the northern end of the Southern Alps, at 1760m above Lake Rotoiti, Rainbow Ski Area is here today because of the dedication of the local ski community.


Wairau Valley Golf Club

Wairau Valley Golf Course is a 9 hole course 30 minutes west of Blenheim on S/H 63.

Marlborough Golf Club

Marlborough Golf Club

The Marlborough Golf Club at Fairhall near Blenheim is an 18-hole course set amongst stunning vines, with clubs and golf carts available for hire.

Rarangi Golf Club

Rarangi Golf Club

Rarangi Golf Club – Simply Brilliant golf every day The course, which snuggles between the surf of Cloudy Bay and bush clad hills dominated by Mount Robertson, offers a challenge for all grades of golfers.

Nopera Golf Club (1)

Nopera Golf Club

Nopera Golf Club is affiliated with New Zealand Golf in the Tasman District but is the only course in the Marlborough Sounds. There are very few quality golf courses as remote as Nopera,

Picton Golf Clb

Picton Golf Club

Picton Golf Club prides itself on maintaining a course that rates amongst the best in the region.

Blenheim Golf Club

Blenheim Golf Club

Blenheim Golf Club is right in the heart of Marlborough's Blenheim township, next to the picturesque Pollard Park.

Awatere Golf Club

Awatere Golf Club

We are located just North of Seddon, or 23 km south of Blenheim on State Highway 1. It is an easy twenty-minute drive from Blenheim.

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

Enjoy beautiful forest and river scenery on one of several walks - there are short, easy options for kids and a river for them to swim in too.

Whites Bay

Whites Bay

Whites Bay, just over the hill from Rarangi, between Picton and Blenheim, is a brilliant safe bay for swimming with a white, sandy beach and sheltered bay.


Self-Contained Motor Vehicle camping

If you are camping in a self-contained campervan, you can park up at one of the Marlborough District Council’s designated spots, including Wynen Street car park in Blenheim, Wairau Diversion Reserve in Blenheim, Taylor Dam Reserve, Renwick Domain and Elterwater near Ward.

Robin Hood Bay

Robin Hood Bay campground

Camp next to the beach. Fish, surf at a nearby beach, or watch for Hector’s dolphins.

Mill Flat Campsite

Mill Flat Campsite

Mill Flat is a quiet dog-friendly campsite 22km up Northbank Rd, northwest of Blenheim. You’ll find a grassy clearing with a beech forest nearby.

Moawhitu Campsite

Moawhitu, D'Urville Island

Stunning, remote campsite near to a surf beach with good fishing, hunting, tramping, and mountain biking nearby.

GM Garden Party 2019 (29)

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.


Visit Private Gardens

Marlborough with its temperate growing climate, has more than its share of diverse, and nationally acclaimed private gardens.

Suggested Itineraries

Wine and food is a key attraction for visitors to Marlborough given it is home to more than 150 wineries and over 36 cellar doors, as well as great restaurants, boutique producers and amazing seafood. The Marlborough Sounds, which makes up one fifth of New Zealand’s coastline, is a playground for those seeking a relaxing escape or an adventure of a lifetime, or anything in between. The combination of what Marlborough has to offer makes it a great destination for all seasons, tastes and budgets. Check out the itineraries featured below, prepared and ready to show your clients a splendid time in Marlborough.