For visitors to the region, Marlborough is an exciting vacation destination that provides an exhilarating and varied range of attractions and activities. From enjoying a glass of our world-famous Sauvignon Blanc at one the region's numerous wineries to swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds, the region offers a multitude of recreational delights.

If you enjoy sea-kayaking or scenic boat tours, visits to formal gardens or hiking through native bush, Marlborough is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. For the eco-tourist and nature-lover, the region provides numerous opportunities to see some of our wildlife close up. Dolphins, seals, shags, blue penguins abound throughout the Sounds and along the coastline to Kaikoura. Native birds such as tui, bellbirds, fantails and the native kingfisher can be encountered throughout the region, especially in areas covered in native bush.
It's a fact - did you know this about Marlborough?
QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND
Queen Charlotte Sound is named for the queen consort of Britain's King George III. Known to composers Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Queen Charlotte was an enthusiastic patron of the arts. She was also an amateur botanist who helped establish Kew Gardens in London. Queen Charlotte and King George III had 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood.
Over the Sounds
Experience the thrill of floatplane flying and enjoy the wonder and beauty the Marlborough Sounds region has to offer. Take a sightseeing flight over the Sounds or fly direct to your accommodation.
Cut Through
Discover a hidden slice of Marlborough with a visit to Saw Cut Gorge. Set in the Isolated Hill Scenic Reserve, the narrow gorge, with walls up to 150 metres high, is well worth the three-hour return walk.
Air Magic
Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where the stories of pioneer aviation heroes of World War One are brought to life by Weta Workshop, who were behind The Lord of The Rings.
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