Share your special moments in Marlborough, New Zealand. Copyright Destination Marlborough
Romance in the Marlborough wine region, New Zealand. Copyright Destination Marlborough
Marlborough is the perfect destination to say "I do". Copyright Destination Marlborough

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Romance

The perfect place, for the perfect moment.

Whether it's the breathtaking vistas in every direction, the sunny days, the star-filled nights, the mystique of the Marlborough Sounds or the European-flavoured vineyards, Marlborough has romance written all over it.

Come here for a special getaway, a romantic moment, a luxury honeymoon, get married in paradise, or simply have some private time together.

It's sure to be a trip of a lifetime.

Sounds sunset by water

Activities

Head out by boat or kayak to find a bay all to yourselves, with a gourmet picnic and a Marlborough riesling or sauvignon blanc. Then watch the late afternoon sun slowly set.

Marlborough Sounds sunset. Photo: Daniel Forster

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Tackle an epic bike ride

Activities

Mountain bike the 70km Queen Charlotte Track, staying in a brilliant range of lodges, B&Bs, homestays and campsites along the way.

Tackle an epic bike ride

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Find sun, surf and sand

Activities

Visit White’s Bay for sun, sand, surf and swimming, as well as walking tracks through native bush.

Find sun, surf and sand

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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

Swim with dolphins

Activities

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.

swim-with-dolphins

E-Ko Tours

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

Activities

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.

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Weddings and Gardens

Weddings

Marlborough is the perfect central location for your wedding day.

Breathtaking scenery, excellent venue and accommodation options, sunny weather, and fantastic food and beverage offerings are sure to make your wedding a day to remember forever.

It doesn’t stop there. Enjoy a luxurious, private honeymoon in a Marlborough Sounds resort or hide away in a romantic boutique vineyard cottage – a magical start to your new life together.

Gardens

Discover some of New Zealand’s most unique and stunning gardens in Marlborough.

Private gardens can be viewed by arrangement, or time your visit to attend one of NZ’s premier garden festivals, Garden Marlborough held in November annually.

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