There are many fantastic activities to do and adventures to be had in the Marlborough region. Here are just a few…
Marlborough Farmers’ Market offers you the opportunity to buy fresh, local produce direct from the growers and producers every Sunday. This is New Zealand’s original Farmers’ Market where you can find cheese, bread, plants, fruit, vegies and more… it’s a foodie’s delight.
Walk or cycle your way through the Queen Charlotte Track
Make your way to Picton, only a 25 minute drive from Marlborough Vintners Hotel, a scenic seaside town and port for the Marlborough Sounds.
From Picton you can make your way over to the Queen Charlotte Track starting point Ship Cove via water taxi. With the choice to walk or cycle part of the track, and the option to have your gear transferred each night the tracks are suitable for varied fitness levels.
Pedal through the vineyards or indulge on a winery tour
Marlborough is home to some of New Zealand’s best wines, and a tour to find out why is a must do.
If you enjoy cycling and wine, then riding Marlborough’s Golden Mile through Rapaura and Renwick is just the ticket.
If cycling isn’t for you then travelling by car or coach is also an option. Explore Marlborough offer a range of guided and non-guided tours daily. With over 40 cellar doors in the region you’ll have the chance to taste plenty of wine, learn about the history of wine in Marlborough and have lunch at a Vineyard restaurant.
Hand feed New Zealand’s native parrot the Kakariki, enjoy the safe swimming beach or feed the stingrays.
There is even an underwater observatory where you can see the wonders of under the water without even getting wet!
Only a 5 minute drive from Marlborough Vintners Hotel, visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, which brings to life the heroes of World War I and World War II aviation with an unparalleled collection and dramatic lifelike scenes.
Famous for its Greenshell Mussels and a once thriving gold-mining town, Havelock has lots to offer.
Taste the local delicacy at one of the local cafes, spend the day cruising the Marlborough Sounds waterways or get on board a charter boat to go snapper fishing. There are also plenty of walking tracks nearby, surrounded by the beautiful scenery the Marlborough Sounds has to offer.
Explore 1500km of winding coastline, secluded bays, historic sites, marine reserves and island sanctuaries, fostering kiwi and other native species. Fish in the Marlborough Sounds from the wharf, a boat or a beach or canoe and swim down the Pelorus River.
Find out about more Marlborough activities at the Visitor Information Centre
To find out about the many more activities Marlborough has to offer, or to book a tour, head to the Blenheim i-Site. The visitors center is only a 10-minute drive away from MVH Garden and Vineyard Suites, in the heart of Blenheim’s town.