Marlborough Region


Beautiful Marlborough, at the northeastern tip of the South Island, also my home region.


​Marlborough is truly magical, filled with so many places to explore and so much to see and do.  From the diverse landscapes of the Marlborough sounds, to the open views of the vineyards, leading in to the hidden farm valleys and treasure troves like the Pelorus Bridge scenic reserve.   

Marlborough has so much to offer as a holiday destination,

You could rent a batch and head out to one of the many beautiful sounds either by boat or car and explore the wonders the Marlborough Sounds has to offer. ​

Maybe staying in the heart of Marlborough in Blenheim and doing a wine tour or two is more your style, checking out the incredible displays at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. 

Or maybe you're a bit of a bush explorer like us and want to do a few of the incredible tramps in the region like Nydia bay or Mt Stokes or even the Queen Charlotte track.

There are so many options from short walks to day hikes, overnight trips and even multi day trips you will not be disappointed.   

You could even explore as far down as the beautiful Kaikoura, brimming with sea life from dinging on crayfish, to whale watching or checking out the seal.

Whatever your holiday style is there will be some here to please you, one of the biggest challenges is just where to start, what amazing thing to explore first. 

Because of the diversity of the region I have tried to break the region down as best I can,

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

View on the way up Mt Stokes 

The Marlborough sounds is made up of 3 main areas.

- Queen Charlotte Sounds, including Picton  

- Pelorus Sounds 

- Kenepuru Sounds 


​Their is also link's specificity for other areas like:

- Blenheim area 

- Te Hoiere / Pelorus 

- Kaikoura 

And also links to our two main valleys here in Marlborough: 

- Awatere Valley 

- Wairau Valley 

I hope this help make it easier for you to explore our beautiful region, - Happy Holidays 

The Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Area