Top Activities in the Marlborough Region
Marlborough is a region of sun, vineyards, fiords and wildlife. This beautiful region is located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is a place where you can relax in the sun on a gorgeous beach, kayak around stunning peninsulas and islands, take a dolphin watching cruise or enjoy a day out on the Marlborough wine trail, tasting the variety of delicious locally produced wines.
Blenheim is a popular base to stay in while exploring the many activities and things to do in Marlborough.
No trip to Marlborough would be complete without exploring the magnificent Marlborough Sounds in some way. The Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds can all be explored by foot, kayak, boat or scenic flight.
If you'd like to get up close and personal with the stunning scenery, the famous Queen Charlotte Track is a 67 kilometre track that passes through lush coastal forest, around coves and inlets, and along skyline ridges offering breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. This track can be explored on foot, or by cycle. Cafes and accommodation are conveniently located along the track.
One of New Zealand's top wine producing regions, Marlborough is famous for The Marlborough Wine Trail. You can either follow the wine trail on a self drive holiday, at your own pace and leisure, or you can join a Marlborough wine tour and be transported around the local vineyards in style. Taste the delicious wines produced at each winery, enjoy a delicious meal, and relax in the sun amongst the sprawling vineyards that cover much of the landscape.
Havelock is an old gold mining town, and today the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. From Havelock you can explore the Pelorus, Kenepuru and Mahau Sounds, try the delicious Greenshell Mussels served in a number of local cafes or onboard the Greenshell Mussel Cruise, or take a cruise on the Pelorus Mail Boat around the beautiful Marlborough waterways.