Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc.
Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of its diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on there.
There are over 40 cellar doors in Marlborough, why not take advantage of a pre-arranged wine tour and visit a selection of the region’s top wine producers. You can map out your own route: self-drive, travel in style in a chauffeur- driven car or mix your daily exercise with your tasting in a cycle tour. Whichever mode of transport you choose be sure to stop at a winery restaurant along the way.
The Marlborough Sounds are best explored on water, with a range of cruises and activities from a self-guided kayak excursion to sailing on a luxury yacht. Get active by swimming with dolphins, diving or fishing in the Sounds. Hike the length of the Queen Charlotte Track as it winds its way through native forest, along view filled ridges and beside idyllic coves.
- Marlborough is blessed with a year-round sunny climate and regularly records the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand.
- Marlborough occupies the north eastern corner of the South Island, a scenic ferry ride from Wellington.
- The airports at Blenheim and Picton link Marlborough to all other major New Zealand destinations.
- Marlborough is the southern entry point for the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. It’s also the start of the Treasured Pathway touring route