Marlborough is famous for it's world class wine, sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and brilliant year-round weather. Join a guided tour or hire a bike, and choose from more than 30 cellar doors, tasting award winning wines along the way. Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant, and pair the wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.
Nearby is the Marlborough Sounds, 1500km of winding coastline is home to secluded bays, historic sites, marine reserves and precious island sanctuaries, which foster kiwi and other native species. Cruise or kayak your way through the Sounds, home to dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds. Walk or cycle over bush clad ridgelines of the 70km Queen Charlotte Track starting at Ship Cove, Captain Cook’s favourite NZ landing site.
Stay in a vineyard villa or a hideaway on the water’s edge in the Marlborough Sounds. From valleys of vines to sheltered waterways, discover why Marlborough is Brilliant Every Day.
Gardening in Marlborough produces superb results, and from the hills and plains of the Awatere Valley to the drier foothills of the Wither Hills and the coastal gardens of Rarangi, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Things to do in Marlborough besides gardens include: