Award winning Pinot Noir, renowned Sauvignon Blanc, full depth Chardonnays, fruity Reislings and Gewurztraminers. Marlborough is more than just a holiday destination for you – it’s a complete treat for your palate too. Followed by the Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track and Blenheim.
Journey to Marlborough, and its environs, and you’ll be taking your taste buds on a gastronomic tour of some of the world’s favourite wines. This is New Zealand’s largest wine producing region, offering you a choice of up to 74 wineries – both large and niche – to visit. And after your connoisseur’s tour a host of new experiences lie in wait. Marlborough town is the gateway to the famous Marlborough Sounds; an area of astonishing coastal beauty. Imagine having over 1500 km of bays and coves, delightful beaches, soaring cliffs and, of course, the Pacific Ocean at your feet.
It’s a maritime playground specialising in exhilarating boating, sea kayaking, fishing and swimming with dolphins. The diving off this coast is exemplary, with clear, warm waters and an amazing diversity of marine life, and – back on dry land – there are eco-tours and nature walks. The Queen Charlotte Track, for example, has got to be rated amongst the world’s most picturesque hikes.
The unspoiled town of Blenheim is a also natural destination on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand. In fact, it has already attracted visitors ranging from the early Maori war parties and settlers to explorers like Captain James Cook and Dumont.