Check out these recommended trips in Marlborough. These are a few sample itineraries that are a great starter to planning your unforgettable trip in Marlborough.
Taste Bud Sensation
Walks, bike rides and kayaking
Luxury Retreats & Wine Tours
“We are so spoilt in Marlborough when it comes to great food. We’ve got crayfish from the east coast and salmon, oysters and mussels grown in the Marlborough Sounds."
**The Queen Charlotte Track is open, although it is still under repair after July's flood events.
Please note the following:
- Access through the Kenepuru Road, DOC campsites on the Kenepuru side are closed
-You will need to use the bench to cross the stream at Umungata/Davies Bay
-There are a couple of slips at Camp Bay and Torea Saddle so take care and cross with caution
-The track is very muddy in paces, so please ensure you have sturdy footwear
Any track damage reports for the Queen Charlotte Track and other tracks in the area can be made on 03 520 3002 or 0800 DOC HOT **
Experience the many walks, bike rides and kayaking trips in Marlborough, from the winding waters of the Marlborough Sounds, to the 30+ winery cellar doors.
The Queen Charlotte Track
Arrive in Marlborough, and head out to Ship Cove by watertaxi, the start of the 72km Queen Charlotte Track. Walk, bike or kayak the track, or opt to complete a half or full day section with the aid of watertaxi transfers, and admire the stunning views from the skyline ridges. Enjoy a packed lunch on a remote beach and have your luggage transported to your accommodation by watertaxi. Stay the night at one of the many seaside lodges, B&Bs and holiday houses along the track, or for the really active people, carry your tent and sleep under the stars!
Tip: Most people bike the track over three days, or walk it in four days. There are numerous walks in Marlborough if this one isn't for you.
DAY 2 (..3 or 4)
The Marlborough Sounds
Continue your journey along the Queen Charlotte Track by foot, bike or kayak, or for something different, swim with dolphins in the sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds on a wildlife cruise. Stay overnight in Picton or a waterside lodge in the Marlborough Sounds....or that tent.
LAST DAY..or two
Transfer to Blenheim, the biggest town in the Marlborough region. Take a wine tour by bike or hire a bike and do a self-guided tour around the cellar doors in the region. Have lunch at one of the many award-winning winery restaurants along the way.
If you’re feeling particularly active, finish the day with a walk or mountain bike up the Wither Hills and check out the outstanding views across to Wellington from the top.
Overnight in a local hotel or motel, or one of the many boutique B&Bs or vineyard cottages dotted throughout the wine region.
These are just ideas to get you started, you can easily spend a week or two here in sunny Marlborough.
Search & book
Walking & Hiking
Venues and Accommodation
Cnr High and Henry Streets, Blenheim
Picton TOP 10 Holiday Park
Bed and Breakfast
The Peppertree Luxury Accommodation
171 On High Motel
Jasmine Court Motel
Mistletoe Bay Eco Village
Picton Campervan Park
Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Aldan Lodge Motel - Picton
Bella Vista Motel Blenheim
Colonial Motel, Blenheim
Middle Park Motel
Bed and Breakfast
Miners Camp & Farmstay
Parklands Marina Holiday Park