Fran Maguire, Marlborough ceramic artist


Arts and culture

Marlborough has a wealth of arts and culture, from art galleries to museums through to concerts and theatre productions.

Follow the Marlborough Arts and Crafts Trail, enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live music at a vineyard or on stage at Marlborough's new ASB Theatre.

Barbara Speedy

Barbara Speedy Diversion Gallery, Picton

“I look out and see seals rolling around, gannets diving, and there was a dolphin just there a few weeks ago, so you are reminded daily how remarkable it is here.”

My insider guide to Marlborough

Discover the culture

While you're here take time to check out Mt Tapuae-O-Uenuku, visible from many places in Marlborough as well as far afield as Christchurch and Wellington.

Not only does "Tappy" (as it was dubbed by Sir Edmund Hillary) make a magnificent vista, but it also provides a powerful symbol for the rich cultural tapestry of Marlborough, as a sacred mountain of local Maori iwi.

For more of Marlborough's culture take a visit to Omaka Marae and be sure to come for the Marlborough Book Festival in winter, featuring local and nationally renown writers.

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