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.

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

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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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

Fresh Marlborough seafood

Wine & Food

Marlborough salmon and mussels are available at a range of foodie outlets. Seafood (or more strictly Sounds food) with a crisp ‘chardie’ or ‘sav blanc’ is heaven on earth!

Fresh Marlborough seafood

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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

Fishing on the Wairau

Activities

Whether it's spin or fly fishing, the Wairau River is a great spot to have a go at hooking a delicious trout for your lunch or dinner.

Fishing on the Wairau

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