Heritage, Culture & Arts

Marlborough’s rich history runs wide and deep, from the earliest Polynesian settlers of the Wairau Bar to the first European pioneers who built our towns and planted our first grapevines.

These people, the way they lived their lives and how they dealt with history’s major events has shaped Marlborough into what it is today. Those stories are all here, waiting to be discovered all over again.

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.

Picton Airport Heritage

Picton Airport is the base for Sounds Air – an airline founded in 1986 by Marlburians Cliff and Diane Marchant – and for Pelorus Air.

Located at Koromiko (halfway between Picton and Blenheim), the airport is also the location for the Marlborough Sounds Airpark – a new purpose-built residential airpark with private hangars on every section.

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