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.

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 Vineyards

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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Hear the dawn chorus

Activities

Wake early in the Marlborough Sounds for a stunning dawn chorus, like that heard by Joseph Banks when he visited Queen Charlotte Sound with Captain Cook.

Hear the dawn chorus

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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

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Marlborough Book Festival

Events

Meet some of your favourite authors in beautiful settings at the Marlborough Book Festival in winter.

Marlborough Book Festival

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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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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