Picton, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds

The South Island Terminal for the Cook Strait Ferrys

 

 
       
   

Both the Wairau Valley and the Awatere Valley are home to a number of internationally renowned wine companies and where some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wine is produced. Marlborough wines are world class, and are being recognised as such. While in Marlborough join with a wine tour and visit a winery, "a must do".

Bubbly Grape tours, will provide a door to door tour of winery's in the area.  Great reviews.

Marlborough Tour Co.  Touring the wineries or any place of interest, on land or water.
 

   
       

 
 

A guided tour of the Vernon Lagoon with Will Parson's Driftwood Eco-tours is also a "must do", or maybe a guided tour into the mountains or bush. Will knows where all the birds are and no-one is ever disappointed spending a half day with him.
Check link below.

driftwood tours

       
 

Woodbourne.  The RNZAF and SAFE Air and Air NZ' subsidiary Eagle Air operate from Woodbourne.

 

Omaka airfield.  Home to the Aviation Heritage Centre, the Marlborough Aero Club and the Marlborough Gliding Club and numerous private aircrafts, both airfields just 5 minutes from down town Blenheim.

The internationally acclaimed air show, held every 2nd Easter Weekend, is held at Omaka.  

       
   

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is a world class museum of static and flyable aircraft, dating back to WW1 circa and is a must do activity.

It is advertised as the best aviation museum in the world, (it's got to be close). 

   
       
       
   

Whale Watching tours just 90 minutes away, down the coast at Kaikoura.  On the way, stop and see the seals resting on the rocks and enjoying the sun on their backs.  If you have time, take a 15 minute walk up a side stream and meet up with the seal cubs, who for safety reasons have been hidden away, by their mothers, from the large bull seals.

   
       
 

 

The tranquil maze of coves and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds is a holiday-maker's delight, the stark beauty of the Awatere, the Wairau and Waihopi Valley's are unique and captivating regions with a wealth of attractions for visitors.

   
       
   

Go cruising the Sounds with Marlborough Travel.  The company will take you on a regular tour with a large number of people or you can enjoy a personal tour on an Odyssea charter.

 

Check out Marlborough Tour Company.

 
       
  During the summer months the toll road through the high country of Molesworth Station is open to the public.  This road is un-sealed and is best suited for vehicles with a high wheel clearance.  A self drive tour will take you back to the difficulties encounter by the pioneers as they tried to travel the length of the South Island. 

 

For guided tours see Molesworth Tours

 
       
  Blenheim.  As well as having the built in facilities for a working and a retiring population, the district also has an abundance of bush, mountains and coastline makes the region ideal for outdoor active persons.

Bradshaw Park is a living and working museum village where articles of days gone by are lovingly restored to their former glory and where possible returned to working order not just for show but to be seen to be working.
Marlborough is a true holiday destination. The weather in Marlborough is kind to the visitor with Blenheim, on average, recording the highest number of sunshine hours of any city in New Zealand for the last 10 years (or so).
 
       

 



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