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.
Jack's Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay
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.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Soak up the view at Brancott Estate
Get there early in the morning when it’s quiet and have a coffee looking at the view.
Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant
Stay in the Marlborough Sounds
From self-contained baches to all inclusive lodges, there's a slice of paradise for everyone in the Marlborough Sounds, some accessible only by water-taxi.
Winter Fireplace Trail
Cosy up beside a roaring fire with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and some delicious local produce, you'll never want to leave!
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 Book Festival
Meet some of your favourite authors in beautiful settings at the Marlborough Book Festival in winter.
Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Wither Hills Farm Park
Head to the Wither Hills Farm Park, on the outskirts of Blenheim, where a multitude of trails wind up to stunning views of the Wairau Valley, Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku and Cloudy Bay.
Picnic on the foreshore
Pack a picnic to enjoy on the Picton Foreshore, or grab an order of fish and chips to eat on the beach.
Stay amongst the vines
From B&B's to lodges, find a place to stay amongst the vines.
Weddings and Gardens
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.
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.Read our guide