Marlborough is home to a host of artisans, public art, galleries, musicians and theatre performances. Join the Marlborough Arts and Crafts Trail, check out the Artisan Market on Saturdays, and watch local performances.
Marlborough's Arts guide
Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku, New Zealand's largest peak outside the Southern Alps, is the sacred mountain of local Marlborough Maori iwi and a visible symbol of the rich tapestry of Marlborough's culture. The annual Marlborough Book Festival forms one of these vibrant threads.
Discover Marlborough's culture
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
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.