Your Marlborough Winter Guide

The weather has cooled down, the heatpump is cranking and you're already counting down the days till your Summer holiday. But, why wait for Summer? Winter in Marlborough promises clear blue skies, high sunshine hours and calm sparkling waters. The wildlife has come out to play, and the fireplaces are lit in the cellar doors. Settle in and we'll help you plan the perfect Winter trip to Marlborough. 

Your Wine & Food Story Starts Here

Cosy up with your significant other beside a crackling fire with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir matched with some fresh local seafood or game - we promise, you'll never want to leave. 

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Your Wildlife Story Starts Here

It may be our best-kept secret, but did you know that the marine and bird life really come out to play in Winter? Have you always wanted to spot a king shag, or be lucky enough to see a rare Hectors dolphin? Winter provides a great opportunity to sail on the still and glassy waters of The Marlborough Sounds and see what magical creatures you can find. 

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Your Romantic Story Starts Here

Slow down in Marlborough and treat yourself to a romantic stay. There are a number of unique, accommodation spots in Marlborough to share with a loved one. Whether you are after a quaint vineyard accommodation surrounded by vines, a 5-star hotel, luxury lodge in the Sounds or cool urban retreat smack-bang in the centre of Blenheim, there is something for everyone here. Spend your evenings visiting the local eateries, and your days soaking up the scenic serenity. 

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Your Outdoor Adventure Story Starts Here

Kayaking may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Winter activity in Marlborough, but picture this. Sparkling still glassy waters, the wildlife in abundance and barely anyone else on the water - dreamy! If the water isn't for you, then hiking/ walking and cycling tracks are open year round. Enjoy the peace and quiet, Marlborough is beautiful year round.

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