Insider Guides

We believe travelling is all about finding those cool, hidden spots only the locals know about. Meet some of our real locals who know the region inside out!

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

"What makes the region Brilliant every day - The absolutely endless possibilities to do anything you can dream of."

top Must Dos

Walks, bike rides and kayaking

Walks, bike rides and kayaking

Visit boutique wineries

Cellar doors with wine & more

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

My favourite place

Davies Bay to Anakiwa
Davies Bay to Anakiwa

Describe yourself and what you do in 3 words/phrases:

Event Organiser, tree grower, ridiculously proud father.

Where is your favourite place in Marlborough?

A sneaky best spot is the walk to Davies Bay from Anakiwa, those red beech trees are like a cathedral with the blue water stretching out into the Sounds below you. 

If you had only 3 days in Marlborough, how would you spend the time?

Trying to decide which amazing option to take! Probably a meal at one of the fantastic restaurants or cellar doors, a cycle on the Wakamarina track and followed by a walk up to the emerald pools and a boogie board down to the Pelorus Bridge with the family. 

Although Marlborough is world famous for our wines, we also have some great local breweries. What's your favourite way to enjoy a Marlborough brewed beer?

Best beer I ever had was camping at Titirangi a mates significant birthday having caught our fill of cod and snapper... the whole beach, beer and wood fired bbq thing.

What is it about this region that makes it so Brilliant every day?

The absolutely endless possibilities to do anything you can dream of...


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