Taking a moment on New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. Copyright Destination Marlborough
Stand Up Paddle Board
Pelorus River

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Adventure

It's not what you do, it's how you do it.

If your idea of a great holiday is getting your heart rate and adrenalin to skyrocket or doing something super unique that can't be done anywhere else, then Marlborough is the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Get your blood pumping with world-class running and biking events, flying in planes, swimming with dolphins, playing golf on a remote farm or heading out on an epic mountain bike trek, hitting the snow or hunting down rare native species. Get into it!

Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow

Events

See heritage aviation on display and in the air at the action-packed Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow weekend. Every two years - next is Easter 2021.

Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow

Dream date in the Sounds

Activities

Catch the early morning summer boat trip to Motuara Island, then get dropped off at Furneaux Lodge for late breakfast. Walk to Punga Lodge for wood-fired pizza.

Dream date in the Sounds

Cougar Line

Cruise with dolphins

Activities

Go dolphin watching, and learn about all the marine wildlife you see along the way, including seabirds and seals.

Cruise with dolphins

Whitehaven GrapeRide

Events

Competitive recreational ride through some of the most stunning natural scenery. Starting at The Vines Village, experience vineyards of the Wairau plains, the head of Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds, the Greenshell mussel capital of Havelock and then all the way to the finish line at back at The Vines Village.

 Whitehaven GrapeRide

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Bike Molesworth Station

Activities

Bike through the iconic Molesworth high country station, ending in Hanmer for a rejuvenating hot pool swim.

Bike Molesworth Station

Cycle Molesworth Guided Tour

Governors Bay Scenic Reserve

Activities

Enjoy golden sands and azure waters at Governors Bay, a 15 minute drive from Picton.

Governors Bay Scenic Reserve

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Walks

Get to know Marlborough step by step, via walking tracks to alpine peaks, golden trails on working farms and native bush walks in the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough walks can be as challenging as Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, as beautiful as the Queen Charlotte Track and as relaxing as the Taylor River reserve.

Whether you’re hiking for a day or a week, staying in a tent, hut or lodge, you’ll love the pace of Marlborough.

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