The Marlborough region in the northeastern corner of the South Island is blessed with New Zealand’s highest amount of sunshine each year.

Marlborough region of New Zealand extends from Kaikoura on the east coast, to the Marlborough Sounds, and includes the main towns of Blenheim and Picton.


Centred on Blenheim is New Zealand’s most extensive wine-growing region. With over 4,000 hectares of grapes planted and almost 300 grape growers, this area is best known for Sauvignon Blanc. The vignerons are also justly proud of their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. In recent years Marlborough has also become recognised as a region that produces wine in the Methode Traditionelle style. Along with the wineries, Marlborough has a reputation for gourmet foods and seafood produce.

Hotels In Marlborough

Bay of Many Coves
Set in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves Resort is a luxury five-star resort hotel nestled amid a rolling landscape of untouched native bush.
Split Apple Retreat
The Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive luxury lodge and wellness retreat located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand that offer.s some the best bushwalking in New Zealand
Marlborough Lodge
With elegant, contemporary suites, local gourmet cuisine, beautiful gardens that run into the surrounding vineyards and attentive staff on hand 24 hours a day, luxury is second nature at The Marlborough Lodge.

Journeys featuring Marlborough

Classic Gourmet NZ
From the paddock to the plate, on this classic gourmet Food and Culture tour of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
New Zealand's East Coast
Explore over 7,000km of New Zealand’s spectacular coastline while experiencing vibrant Maori culture and discovering wildlife species in their natural habitats.

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