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

Travel Style

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.

Go Camping

Accommodation

Bring your tent or campervan and find a holiday park or DOC campsite to enjoy the views and outdoor activities.

Go Camping

Motuara Island eco sanctuary

Activities

Visit the beautiful Motuara Island in the Queen Charlotte Sound. This predator free sanctuary is home to kiwi, saddlebacks and other native wildlife.

Motuara Island eco sanctuary

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

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

Jack's Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay

Wine & Food

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.

Jack's Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay Cellar Door Marlborough

Winter Fireplace Trail

Wine & Food

Cosy up beside a roaring fire with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and some delicious local produce, you'll never want to leave!

Winter Fireplace Trail

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Weddings and Gardens
Accommodation

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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