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

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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.

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

Events

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.

Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival

Events

Head to Havelock in March, when it hosts the annual Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival, a great day out for the whole family.

Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival

Dine with a view

Marlborough offers world-class dining, showcasing fresh produce from the region. But the icing on the cake is the brilliant views, along with the variety of views that you can experience while dining out in Marlborough.

Dine with a view

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

Taste sauvignon blanc

Wine & Food

Explore the sub regional variation with sauvignon blanc as well as the different ways wine makers approach the wine, including those using oak and age.

Taste sauvignon blanc

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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

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