Marlborough Region Guide
Picton, Blenheim, Havelock and the Queen Charlotte Sounds greet you as you leave the interislander ferry.
The Marlborough Sounds is a coastal wonderland, with winding waterways, sheltered bays, and ancient untouched forest. Cruise, kayak, waterski, swim, fish, or sail the endless bays, feel like chilling out then simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views, Hiking, biking, or sea-kayaking.
Marlborough is a mecca for outdoor and adventure lovers, the stunning Marlborough Sounds, tranquil Pelorus River, and golden Wither Hills provide a spectacular natural adventure playground
The Queen Charlotte Track is one notable walk in this region, it is 67km in length and starts from Ship Cove to Anakiwa.
The walk shows off some spectacular coastal and bush scenery. Visitors can walk the entire track which takes three or four days, or simply walk a portion of this track.
Marlborough can also lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry, here in the late 1970s, Marlborough produced Sauvignon Blanc, among other varieties, which led to confidence that New Zealand could produce exciting fine wines.