The Marlborough region is one of our favourite destinations to visit year-round. It’s world-famous Sauvignon blanc, fresh and delicate seafood, rolling hills, and spectacular waterways are enough to make you want to travel here. The region offers nothing but romance, relaxation, nature, and a dash of adventure. Read more about what to see in Marlborough, and what it has to offer. Campervan hire in New Zealand can also help you see the best of the region.
The Marlborough Sounds
The Marlborough Sounds is a magnificent coastline that intertwines with the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of four very different sounds – Queen Charlotte, Pelorus, Mahau, and Kenepuru. It also accounts for a huge 20% of New Zealand’s coastline. These weaving waterways are a great place to explore, and spend your days fishing, diving, or viewing the magnificent marine life.
If you’re searching for the sun, Blenheim is New Zealand’s sunniest town. This small town sees highs over 30°C or more during the summer months, and has around 2,348 hours of sunshine a year.
Here you will find award winning restaurants, wineries, cafes, bars, shops and more. There are also plenty of popular walkways including the Taylor River Reserve.
Food and Drink in Marlborough
If you are a foodie or enjoy a nice glass of wine, Marlborough is the right area for you. The sprawling landscape of Marlborough is home to some of the best and most picturesque wineries in the area. You can book an all-day or part-day vineyard and winery tour, or a food and wine tour so that you can get a sampling of some of the best spots in the area.
Hiking and the Outdoors
Like many other favourite camping stops on the Southern Island, Marlborough is yet another splendid area where you can enjoy the unique, natural beauty of the area. You have so many options available to you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors from bicycling, walking, and hiking to taking a scenic drive.
You can take a walk along the lagoons and the coast via the Wairau Lagoons Walkway, or hike on the Queen Charlotte Track to get some of the best views in the region.
Interested in checking out the wildlife in the area? Marlborough is home to a large wildlife sanctuary so that you can say hello to some of the wildlife locals in the area. If you drive over to Picton you can even take a dolphin cruise.