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.
Visit Molesworth Station
Drive up the Awatere Valley Road to access Molesworth Station, which is open over summer months.
Molesworth Station Day Tour
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 Cellar Door Marlborough
Drink craft beer & eat pizza
Eat pizza and drink Rennaissance craft beer at Dodson’s, looking through to the brewery at work or enjoying the sun in the garden.
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.
Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Journey through WWI & WWII
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
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 Heritage Centre
Take the mail boat
Travel from Havelock or Picton and call in to isolated homesteads and secluded bays to deliver mail and groceries to families living in the Marlborough Sounds.
Cruise with dolphins
Go dolphin watching, and learn about all the marine wildlife you see along the way, including seabirds and seals.
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.
Eat & Drink
There have been some cellar door and restaurant changes and adjustments. Find out more information here.
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 and boutique gin distillers, paired with local produce and gourmet cuisine means eating and drinking in Marlborough requires a thirst, an appetite and a belt with plenty of notches...
Check out the interactive wine map here and locate cellar doors with ease.Read our guide