A great place to work, an even better place to play.
Come to Marlborough for work and stay awhile. Easy to get to and oh so easy to enjoy. Whether you relax and unwind or get stuck into some pure adrenalin action, Marlborough has it all.
Journey through WWI
Explore the living history of aircraft at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, created by Weta Workshops and Wingnut Films, who also made 'The Lord of the Rings'.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Swim with dolphins
Head out from Picton with Marlborough's specialised dolphin swimming and viewing tour company to view dolphins and even swim with them, in the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Soak up the view at Brancott Estate
Get there early in the morning when it’s quiet and have a coffee looking at the view.
Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant
Jack's Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay
Head to Jack’s Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay Vineyards in summer for local salmon, freshly shucked oysters and venison carpaccio in a gorgeous setting.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Visit Molesworth Station
Drive up the Awatere Valley Road to access Molesworth Station, which is open over summer months.
Guided Molesworth High Country Day Tour
Get out and experience Marlborough’s vines or hills by bike
Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Picnic on the foreshore
Pack a picnic to enjoy on the Picton Foreshore, or grab an order of fish and chips to eat on the beach.
Walk the Queen Charlotte Track
Boat to historic Ship Cove to start your walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Carry your pack or have it transferred each day. Full walk 3-5 days or choose a section.
Marlborough Farmers’ Market
Devour a beautiful brunch at the Sunday morning Marlborough Farmers’ Market or cool down with fresh-fruit ice creams and juicy cherries.
Eat & Drink
If you’re a foodie with a passion for matching cuisine with great quality wine or beer, or just love to eat and drink, then Marlborough will surprise and delight you and your tastebuds.
World-class wine, multi-award winning craft beer paired and boutique gin distillers with local produce and gourmet cuisine means eating and drinking in Marlborough requires a thirst, an appetite and a belt with plenty of notches...Read our guide