Activities in the Marlborough Region

Situated in the unspoiled, sunny, north-eastern corner of the South Island, Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations for recreational pursuits, where visitors can also savour fine foods and award-winning wines no matter what time of the year they visit. Marlborough is a spectacular place to holiday, all year round.
With its coastal retreats, rivers, mountains and rural plains, Marlborough provides a ready escape from the pressures of city living. Take the opportunity to go fishing, sailing, diving, swimming, kayaking, tramping or hunting, then enjoy the warm hospitality at any of Marlborough’s dining establishments.

• Diving
• Dolphin swimming/watching
• Eco Tours
• Fishing
• Nelson and Nelson Lakes
• Sea Kayaking
• Tours Around the Sounds
• Trekking in the Sounds
• Whale Watching
• Wine Tasting
• Yachting
• The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
• Classic Fighters
• Havelock Mussel Festival
• Winter wine Makers Workshop
• Sauvignon Blanc Deep Water Yacht Race

 


Dolphin Watch

Experience the magic of the Marlborough Sounds – swim with the dolphins, bird watchers expeditions, scenic wildlife cruises and private charters.

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Sail Marlborough

For those looking for something totally unforgettable, for corporate groups and overseas visitors; a yachting experience with unparalleled levels of sophistication and hospitality in the tranquil waters of the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

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Wilderness Guides

Wilderness Guides offers hiking, biking and sea kayaking tours from just a few hours to multiple days.

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Float Plane

A visit to the South Island of New Zealand is not complete without a stop-over at the whale watching capital of New Zealand… Kaikoura, where visitors can enjoy the spectacular and beautiful coastal marine environment – playground to the majestic Sperm whales.

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Marlborough Wine Tours

We offer flexible wine tours, personalised to meet your needs and expectations.

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Wine Marlborough

For information about Marlborough’s wineries, vineyards and festival events.

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Restaurants
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Molesworth High Country Farm Tours

Offering one day tours, nature tours, 4 wheel drive tours, high country tours plus cycling tours.

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Discover Marlborough:
The Marlborough Web Directory

Vacation information, activities and adventure in the friendly, secluded paradise that is Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company specialises in guided and independent sea kayaking, walking, hiking and mountain biking holiday tours of the Queen Charlotte Track and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

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Eco Tours

Personalized Eco-Tours on a classic launch called “Tutanekai” that has a character and charm. Visit remote bays & inlets and view dolphins, seals, bird colonies and shipwrecks. Learn about the local Maori culture.

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Cougar Line

Specialists in combining water transportation and luxury cruising in Marlborough’s spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound.

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Blue Bridge Ferry

Enjoy a relaxing trip across the Cook Strait on the Blue Bridge Ferry. Transporting people from Wellington to Picton and back since 2003.

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Beachcomber Cruises

Beachcomber Fun Cruises offers a selection of boat trips through the Marlborough Sounds – including the Magic Mail Run and flexible trips that will let you explore the Queen Charlotte Track.

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Interislander

Interislander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait, linking New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

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Sounds Connection

Sounds Connection are positioned as the leading providers of quality tours of the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. Tours include visits to local wineries, arts and crafts, transport requirements and at sea, fishing trips on the famous “Sea Bud” launch.

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