Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough enjoys high
sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can
experience all of Marlborough's diversity through the seasons.
The region if 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
Perhaps it's the sun, maybe its the location, but Nelson and the
Tasman region has long been a magnet for creative people.
There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in
Nelson - traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their
studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.
Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to
Takaka and see the impossibly clear water of New Zealand's largest
freshwater springs. Walk the Abel Tasman track - it's a
three to five day walk - or, for a different view, take a sea
kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little
Blue Penguins bobbing in the water.
Or just - relax. Sit in the sun, sip delicious wine from
one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson Bay
Wine and food is a key attraction for visitors to Marlborough,
and with more than 195 wineries responsible for 75% of New
Zealand's total wine production as well as great restaurants,
boutique producers and incredible seafood, it's easy to see
No trip to Marlborough would be complete without visiting at
least one of the 42 cellar doors to taste award winning wines.
Just as wine tastes better in a glass, it tastes even better
in Marlborough ! To accompany your glass, the waters of the
Marlborough Sounds grow World class seafood. And what better
food and wine match is there than Sauvignon Blanc and Seafood.
Adventurers young and old will find a great choice of activities
on land and on water and even in the air. Hiking, sea
kayaking, sailing, cruising, mountain biking, rafting, scenic
flights, fishing, diving, horse trekking, or just - relaxing, and
enjoying the views: from laid back to full adrenaline rush, there
is an experience waiting for you in Marlborough and Tasman.
Spend a day on the Abel Tasman track or take 5. It is one
of the more easy walks in New Zealand and the single most memorable
features of the track are the incredible pristine beaches - their
golden sands and the clarity of the water seems to be a perfect
definition of Summer in New Zealand. Expert guides are
trained to design each day to suit your needs and interests, taking
into account local tidal conditions and weather. Choose to
walk with your Guide or find the time on your own. Many
people combine walking with sea kayaking along this idyllic, and
iconic, sheltered coastline to get the best views of the area.
Walk the Queen Charlotte Track. A 71km track renowned for
its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks
and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. Visitors
to the Track will find this a unique walk as it passes through lush
coastal forest, historic bays, and along skyline ridges with
unsurpassed views of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.
Noone but You and Nature. This Track is as much about a
walking holiday as it is an environmental, cultural and lifestyle
We can find you an angler's lodge that will take care of you and
take care of the fish ! The Murchison and Nelson Lakes
region has some of the best Brown Trout in the World. Stay
in stylish surroundings then head out to rivers described as "gin
clear", surrounded by rugged mountains and forests.
Get on the water. We take you cruising, fishing (with
maybe a scallop thrown in), or waterskiing. The plan is
yours. But be assured, the Sounds are full of life so we
should see dolphins and seals at play, and you can hop off and
enjoy some of the tracks that abound through the remote coves and
Enjoy a gourmet food and wine tour of the region. We can
organize a private vehicle, or if you're feeling so inclined cruise
the wineries by bike. There are great places for lunch, and
you can stop to taste local delicacies be it cheese, olive oil or
You dont have to be an aviation enthusiast to visit the Omaka
Aviation Centre. Sir Peter Jackon's private collection of
WW1 aircraft and memorabilia is well worth a visit. Award
winning WETA workshop have acreated a dramatic aviation theatre, to
bring the human stories from the Great War to life.