visitors to the region, Marlborough is an exciting vacation destination that provides an
exhilarating and varied range of attractions
and activities. From enjoying a glass of our world-famous Sauvignon Blanc at
one the region's numerous wineries
to swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough
Sounds, the region offers a multitude of recreational delights.
If you enjoy kayaking
or scenic boat tours, visits to formal gardens or hiking through native bush, Marlborough
is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. For the eco-tourist and
nature-lover, the region provides numerous opportunities to see some of our wildlife close
Marlborough's diversity is what gives the region its unique identity.
Kaikoura's majestic, snow-capped peaks that tower above the township is one of New
Zealand's scenic wonders; the Marlborough Sound's bush covered hills and tranquil bays and
coves await discovery; and the Wairau Plain
and Awatere Valley
is a wine lover's paradise.
The region also has a rich and colourful history. Maori still
have a strong and vital presence in the area and evidence of Marlborough's colonial past
can still be found in many of the older buildings in Kaikoura, Havelock
Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound has a monument commemorating Captain James Cook's
exploration of the area in the late 1700's and Kaikoura's historically significant Fyffe House
is a memorial to the region's whaling history.
We hope that you'll join us in our sunny province where we will help
you discover Marlborough and make it your favourite destination!