"Marlborough is somewhere I moved to and as yet not felt inclined to leave. It has everything I need, great people and lifestyle, climate and surroundings second to none with magnificent skies."
top Must Dos
Cellar doors with wine & more
Set sail in the Sounds
Describe yourself and what you do in 3 word/phrases
Aviation Enthusiast, Doing what I enjoy, Enjoying what I do.
Where is your Favourite Place in Marlborough?
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim of course!
Aviation History serves an important part of Marlborough heritage – what is your favourite Marlborough story from the skies:
It’s hard to pick just one but Arthur E. Clouston, who learned to fly at the Marlborough Aero Club, became world famous in 1938 for flying around the world from London (via Australia) to New Zealand in his DH Comet, in record breaking time. Flying over Blenheim, which back then had a population of 10,000, it appeared to be deserted. Upon his approach to the airfield it became obvious that the entire township had come out to greet him! Amongst the crowd were his mother, father, brothers and sisters that he hadn’t seen for 18 years, it’s hard to imagine now but back then it probably wasn’t that unusual.
What is it about this region that makes it so Brilliant every day?
Marlborough is somewhere I moved to and as yet not felt inclined to leave. It has everything I need, great people and lifestyle, climate and surroundings second to none with magnificent skies.