Ora King (Chinook) Salmon, farmed in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds

Travel Style

Gourmet

Fresh local produce, prepared the local way.

Expect a party in your mouth when you visit Marlborough. With plenty on offer from land and sea, Marlborough is a foodie haven that will have your tastebuds tingling.

Eat local produce prepared for you at one of the many cafes, winery eateries and restaurants, or head to one of the markets to gather your own ingredients to create your own Marlborough gourmet feast.

In any case, pair it with Marlborough wine and craft beer and enjoy every mouthful.

Visit a mussel farm

Activities

Take a tour boat to one of the mussel, oyster or salmon farms within our unique waterways to see how some of our wonderful seafood is grown.

greenshell-mussels

Greenshell Mussel Cruise

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

Marlborough Highlights

This itinerary has been designed to fit into a shorter New Zealand itinerary featuring Marlborough's two most well-known assets, wine and the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough Highlights

Picnic on the foreshore

Wine & Food

Pack a picnic to enjoy on the Picton Foreshore, or grab an order of fish and chips to eat on the beach.

Picnic on the foreshore

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Luxury Retreats & Wine Tours

Indulge in a five-star experience at many luxury retreats offering premium food, wine and brilliant views, whether it be in a secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds, or among the vines in Marlborough. Wine tours are plentiful with group or private tours available by bike or luxury van.

Luxury Retreats & Wine Tours

Linger at cellar doors

Wine & Food

Savour Marlborough pinot noir in front of a toasty fire, or enjoy a lunch made from premium local ingredients at a vineyard restaurant.

Linger at cellar doors

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