Welcome to Marlborough, the home of world-class wineries, craft breweries, gourmet food and the stunning Marlborough Sounds.
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Located in the centre of New Zealand, Marlborough is easily accessible by land, sea and air. Wine and food is a key attraction for visitors to Marlborough given it is home to more than 150 wineries and over 35 cellar doors, as well as great restaurants, boutique producers and amazing seafood. The Marlborough Sounds, which makes up one fifth of New Zealand’s coastline, is a playground for those seeking a relaxing escape or an adventure of a lifetime, or anything in between. The combination of what Marlborough has to offer makes it a great destination for all seasons, tastes and budgets.
Destination Marlborough is the Regional Tourism Organisation for the Marlborough region, at the North East of New Zealand's South Island. We aim to provide a high quality and consistent service to travel trade regarding the Marlborough region.
Karen Walshe Explore Marlborough Food & Wine Tours
“Marlborough has fantastic scenery and you really get to appreciate that as you’re out on your bike and in among the vineyards. It’s often fine and warm and it’s just lovely to be out there."My insider guide to Marlborough
Located on the eastern side of the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is close to New Zealand’s geographical centre, easily accessible by land, sea and air. Marlborough has a temperate climate, with amongst the highest sunshine hours and some of the lowest rainfall annually in New Zealand. It’s the perfect environment, not only for growing award winning wines but also for visitors!
Getting to Marlborough
Auckland to Blenheim - 1 hour 20 minutes
Wellington to Blenheim - 25 minutes
Wellington to Picton - 25 minutes
Christchurch to Blenheim - 50 minutes
Driving times to Blenheim
From Christchurch - 4 hours 30 minutes
From Nelson – 1 hour 45 minutes
From Kaikoura – 1 hour 45 minutes
From Wellington to Picton - 3 hours 30 minutes
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Winery Cellar Doors & Wine Tastings
Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant