Something for the whole family.
Leap into the crystal clear Pelorus River, fish from the wharf on a blue-sky day, dash into surf at Whites Bay, then cast for kahawai at the Wairau Bar.
Spot dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds, visit eco trails surrounding resorts, and walk amid endangered wildlife on island sanctuaries.
Explore Marlborough’s passion for aviation, on the ground or in the air, or take on our cycling and walking trails.
Marlborough's a brilliant destination for family holidays young and old.
Royal Spoonbills in Wairau Lagoons
See Royal Spoonbills in their mating plumage and Godwits on their annual migration, while you paddle the Wairau Lagoons.
Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow
See heritage aviation on display and in the air at the action-packed Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow weekend. Every two years - next is Easter 2021.
Stay in the Marlborough Sounds
From self-contained baches to all inclusive lodges, there's a slice of paradise for everyone in the Marlborough Sounds, some accessible only by water-taxi.
Hit the snow
Head to Rainbow Ski Field for great skiing and boarding, for the whole family. Just 90 minutes drive from Blenheim.
Rainbow Ski Area
Swim with dolphins
Head out from Picton with Marlborough's specialised dolphin swimming and viewing tour company to view dolphins and even swim with them, in the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Governors Bay Scenic Reserve
Enjoy golden sands and azure waters at Governors Bay, a 15 minute drive from Picton.
Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
This itinerary has been designed to fit into a shorter New Zealand itinerary featuring Marlborough's two most well-known assets, wine and the Marlborough Sounds.
Fishing on the Wairau
Whether it's spin or fly fishing, the Wairau River is a great spot to have a go at hooking a delicious trout for your lunch or dinner.
Camp on Blumine Island
Head to the predator-free island, Blumine Island in the Marlborough Sounds, and hear kiwi at night and wake to a beautiful dawn chorus, before walking to the WW2 gun emplacement.
Get to know Marlborough step by step, via walking tracks to alpine peaks, golden trails on working farms and native bush walks in the Marlborough Sounds.
Marlborough walks can be as challenging as Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, as beautiful as the Queen Charlotte Track and as relaxing as the Taylor River reserve.
Whether you’re hiking for a day or a week, staying in a tent, hut or lodge, you’ll love the pace of Marlborough.Read our guide