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Romantic Getaway

Itching for a weekend away? Marlborough is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in award winning wines, delicious cuisine, and spectacular views of the Sounds. The top of the South never looked so dreamy.

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Private Wine Tours
Enjoy a private tour of Marlborough’s famous wine trail and sample New Zealand’s internationally-acclaimed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and other varietals on one of many wine tours. Relax and unwind over a leisurely lunch at one of the many award-winning winery restaurants, and match fresh local produce with the wine to create the ultimate ocean-to-plate, vine-to-glass experience.



The Marlborough Sounds
Relax in the morning or for the ultimate indulgence enjoy a massage at a day spa, followed by a private transfer to Picton and exploration of the Marlborough Sounds by 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 or other wine.

If you are wanting something more active, enjoy a guided walking, biking or kayaking tour along Marlborough’s iconic Queen Charlotte Track, stopping at a lodge along the way for lunch.

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, setting off on your honeymoon, or simply planning a romantic getaway for two, Marlborough is the perfect spot to escape the crowds and enjoy some one-on-one time with your significant other. Stay somewhere special - a premium lodge in the Marlborough Sounds perhaps or charming vineyard cottage, or a boutique establishment in the heart of the region.


Options Galore
Depart your accommodation by boat or helicopter and opt for a scenic flight, seeing the region from a new perspective. The region is home to experienced pilots who can take you to some of the top of the south’s most remote and breathtaking places. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the food and beverage scene that Marlborough has to offer. With a variety of dining options, from vineyard settings to contemporary venues or scenic views of the Sounds, there's something to suit everyone's taste.

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.

These are just ideas to get you started, you can easily spend a few weeks here.