Marlborough's Brilliant Backyard

The Brilliant Backyard Expo

Looking for something to do during summer with your family and friends? This is your opportunity to meet face to face with local tourism operators and discover what's out there. Head along to the Brilliant Backyard Expo and check out Marlborough's brilliant backyard all in one place. Discover what's on offer, be in to win brilliant prizes, get local deals and learn more about the brilliant activities we have in our own backyard - we'll see you there!

When: Saturday 14th November 11am - 4pm 
Where: The Marlborough Convention Centre 

Check out our Facebook event here

Marlborough's Top 50 - as voted by locals

Click here to check out the top 50 things to do in Marlborough - as voted by the locals! 

From heading on a cruise to spot wildlife, to wine tasting and doing bombs in the Pelorus River, there's something for everybody to have a brilliant time in Marlborough.

You can also download this PDF and print it or check out our brilliant top 50 Booklet, to start checking things off!

The Brilliant Backyard Search

Introducing - The Brilliant Backyard Search! We've hidden 4 Marlborough icons in the image below - can you spot them? Enter your answers and details here and you'll be in to win a 12 Month Family Flight Pass to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. So, give it a go - and be sure to head out and explore our brilliant backyard!

Escape for a break, right here in Marlborough

Take a day trip in your brilliant backyard!

Using this website, you can explore things to do, then begin planning your trip. Use the 'My Trip' function, that allows you to explore activities, accommodation, transport and where to eat or drink, then add your preferences to your own planner by simply clicking '+ add to my trip' on the listing.

Adventure through the Kenepuru Sounds, Pelorus River and Havelock

Discover with Marlborough locals

Learn how to cocktail using Marlborough's very own brewed and foraged ROOTS dry gin, follow that up some beautiful figs fresh from the Old Road Estate orchard - then enjoy a journey through the sounds with Katabatic Charters - explore Marlborough or find out how you can create something delicious at home with a few locals below

Elemental Distillers

Old Road Estate

Misty Cove Wines

Taylor Pass Honey

Cranky Goat Cheese

Cloudy Bay Wines


The Whitehaven Story

Katabatic Charters

Rowley Estate Homestead

Full Noise, the Ridge Runner joyride

Omega Seafood - Creamy Garlic Chilli Mussels

Leave a brilliant review

Did you have an outstanding dinner at a local restaurant? Were you transported around on a wine tour? A visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre that you haven't been able to stop talking about? Browse Marlborough operators, give them a quick search on Google Reviews, Facebook or TripAdvisor and let everybody know about your brilliant experience

Share your brilliant moments in Marlborough

Share your favourite spots, viewpoints, memories, adventures or moments of serenity in Marlborough on social media, and use hashtags #MarlboroughNZ and #BrilliantEveryDay so we can all share in your moments - plus, you'll appear on the feed below, and we may even ask to repost on our instagram or facebook.

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