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.

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

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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

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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

Cellar doors with wine & more

Wine & Food

Taste Marlborough wines amid the vines that grew them and the wineries that made them. Stay for lunch or dinner at one of the winery restaurants.

Cellar doors with wine & more

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Kayak the Wairau Lagoons

Activities

Kayak down the Wairau River, to the Wairau Boulder Bank, exploring the habitat of amazing birdlife with Driftwood Eco Tours.

Kayak the Wairau Lagoons

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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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Weddings and Gardens
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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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