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Holidays To Marlborough

New Zealand’s wine capital, Marlborough has a reputation for crisp Sauvignon Blanc and spectacular natural sights. 
In February it’s the home of a food and wine festival, but no matter what time of year you come, it’s always a great destination for food and wine. In Marlborough you’ll find sunken valleys with green island peaks, a long hiking trail, and more than 40 cellar doors. Stay in one of our hotels in the Marlborough region, where the wine AND the scenery are sure to refresh you.

History

The region where the country’s Polynesians settled, Marlborough began growing Sauvignon Blanc in the 70s. These days, 75% of New Zealand’s wine production takes place in Marlborough.

Things to do

Visit Marlborough in February for the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, where quality local wine, home-grown food and entertainment takes over the green plains of Brancott Vineyard. Marlborough’s many other wineries have the goods the rest of the year too. With over 20,000 hectares of grape-growing soil, you’re sure to have a grape time here.

You know what else SOUNDS good? Marlborough Sounds. These sunken valleys are filled with the brilliant blue water of the Pacific Ocean, and islands and peninsulas of green trees rise from the water. Immerse yourself in the beauty and peace of the area with a kayaking adventure or hike through native forest. If you’re a dedicated hiker, test your limits by tackling the Queen Charlotte Track. At 70kms long, you’ll need a few days for this one, but you can hike with an experienced guide and rest in resorts and B&Bs along the way. You’ll be guaranteed a good look at those incredible Marlborough Sounds views. If you don’t want to hike the track, bike the track – and make sure you stop for a dip in the sea along the way.

Marlborough is a haven for arts, culture and fascinating museums. Head to its capital, Blenheim – one of NZ’s sunniest towns - and drop into the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. You’ll find a collection of World War One aircraft owned by Peter Jackson himself.

Need more heritage and culture? Explore the Marlborough Arts and Crafts Trail to see artists in their own work spaces. Visit the town of Picton’s Heritage and Whaling Museum, and catch writers in conversation at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Shopping and dining

If you feel like picking up a souvenir, take a look at some of the book shops, op shops and other kinds of shops in Blenheim. You can pair that local wine with some fine Marlborough dining, including traditional New Zealand food, local produce and seafood, and cuisine from around the world. From riverside cafes to vineyard restaurants, you won’t run out of choices in Marlborough.

Getting here

Can’t wait to go to Marlborough? Wrap up your Marlborough hotel and flights with us in the one package to make it even easier to plan your Marlborough holiday. You’ll be drinking wine at sunset, enjoying great views and experiencing the beauty of New Zealand before you know it.

Top Marlborough Hotels

Chateau Marlborough

Chateau Marlborough

Cnr High and Henry Streets, Blenheim
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (327 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Blenheim, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seymour Square, Millennium Art Gallery, and Marlborough Convention Centre. Pollard ...

    from NZ$132

    Picton Yacht Club Hotel

    Picton Yacht Club Hotel

    25 Waikawa Road, Marlborough, Picton
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.9 out of 5 (199 reviews)

      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton War Memorial and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton Museum and Picton Harbour are also within ...

      from NZ$79

      Harbour View Motel

      Harbour View Motel

      30 Waikawa Road, Picton
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.7 out of 5 (80 reviews)

        Situated in Picton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum are also within ...

        from NZ$100

        Picton Beachcomber Inn

        Picton Beachcomber Inn

        27 Waikawa Road, Picton
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (162 reviews)

          Situated in Picton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum are ...

          from NZ$111

          Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel

          Picton Accommodation Gateway Motel

          32 High Street (Main Street), Picton
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (225 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Picton War Memorial and Picton Ferry Terminal. Picton Museum and Picton Harbour are ...

            from NZ$89

            Scenic Hotel Marlborough

            Scenic Hotel Marlborough

            65 Alfred Street, Blenheim
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.7 out of 5 (121 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Blenheim, this luxury hotel is steps from Seymour Square and Millennium Art Gallery. Marlborough Convention Centre and Pollard Park are ...

              from NZ$155

              Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park

              Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park

              78 Grove Road, Blenheim
                2.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.1 out of 5 (127 reviews)

                Situated in Blenheim, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marlborough Convention Centre, Millennium Art Gallery, and Seymour Square. Pollard Park and Lawson's ...

                from NZ$65

                Marlborough Vintners Hotel - Heritage Collection

                Marlborough Vintners Hotel - Heritage Collection

                190 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Renwick
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (81 reviews)

                  Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hans Herzog Estate and Wairau River. Renwick Museum and Hunter's Winery are also within ...

                  from NZ$146

                  Broadway Motel

                  Broadway Motel

                  113 High Street, Picton
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.7 out of 5 (211 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Picton, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Picton Museum and Picton Harbour. Picton Ferry Terminal and Mabel Island are also within ...

                    from NZ$99

                    Two Tree Lodge

                    Two Tree Lodge

                    24 Nelson Street, Blenheim
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.8 out of 5 (118 reviews)

                      Situated in Blenheim, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Seymour Square, Millennium Art Gallery, and Marlborough Convention Centre. Pollard Park and Lawson's ...

                      from NZ$120

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