Spotlight On Marlborough

Check out what people think of Marlborough as a place to visit, and see their first-hand experiences in brilliant Marlborough.

  1. Pelorus River in The Hobbit
  2. Marlborough Sub Regions
  3. Cape Campbell in The Light Between Oceans
Roy Grose

Roy Grose DOC Conservation Services Manager, Marlborough Sounds

“Marlborough is the mountains to the sea. One day you can be out in the Marlborough Sounds, and the next day be up at Lake Rotoiti. On the way you can stop and pick cherries or have a glass of wine at a cellar door. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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All-Black Legend

Former All Black rugby player Justin Marshall and his wife Nicolle escaped to NZ's sunniest place, Marlborough. See what Justin had to say...

"We were very happy with our travel destination being Marlborough. Our trip included a brilliant day at the Sir Peter Jackson inspired Omaka Aviation Museum and also then a surprise ride in a vintage airplane around the Blenheim Skies. We also visited Villa Maria winery and their vineyards as well a lovely dinner at Arbour restaurant.

The Marlborough experience would not be complete without a magic trip into the sounds with mountain biking, kayaking, walks and time on the sea so peaceful and relaxing. It's always great to travel together as a family but equally, I love spending time with Nicolle alone so we can just enjoy each others company and experience things together without the children.

We try to do a balance of both in general with our travel and find it works really well for us to have the fun together when we travel alone and with the kids when they are with us!"

"100% we will be back, and so will all of our friends"

By Justin Marshall


"I've just had such an incredible time in Marlborough, I've really enjoyed seeing more of the region, and I've really enjoyed seeing and doing things that I've never done before. It's a special place for us, because this is where we got engaged, Justin proposed to me in the Marlborough Sounds, it's such a fabulous place."  Nicolle Marshall



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