Marlborough has plenty of brilliant places for families to explore

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Family

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.

Family Fun

Lots of Family Fun to be had in Marlborough, from planes and cars, wildlife experiences in Picton and the Marlborough Sounds that even the adults will love!

Family Fun

Stay in the Marlborough Sounds

Accommodation

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.

Stay in the Marlborough Sounds

Visit Brayshaw Heritage Park

Brayshaw Heritage Park is dedicated to the collection, restoration and display of Marlborough’s heritage. Established in 1968 and inspired by the late Norman Brayshaw it houses a collection of Marlborough’s original buildings and memorabilia. The Park is also home to Marlborough’s heritage clubs with their displays and working exhibits.

Enjoy a walk around the park or bring a picnic to have with family and friends.

Visit Brayshaw Heritage Park

Brayshaw Heritage Park

Marlborough Farmers’ Market

Activities

Devour a beautiful brunch at the Sunday morning Marlborough Farmers’ Market or cool down with fresh-fruit ice creams and juicy cherries.

Marlborough Farmers’ Market

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Visit Molesworth Station

Activities

Drive up the Awatere Valley Road to access Molesworth Station, which is open over summer months.

Visit Molesworth Station

Guided Molesworth High Country Day Tour

Take the mail boat

Activities

Travel from Havelock or Picton and call in to isolated homesteads and secluded bays to deliver mail and groceries to families living in the Marlborough Sounds.

Take the mail boat

Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Walks
Accommodation

Walks

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.

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