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Marlborough

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Marlborough, New Zealand

Within the picturesque Taylor and Opawa rivers lies Blenheim – Marlborough’s main town. Blenheim offers great cafes, galleries and the region’s world famous wineries, only a stone’s throw away. Head into the Wairau Valley to nearby vineyards and cellar doors for a taste of Marlborough’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, along with award winning aromatics, pinot noir and sparkling wine.

Blenheim is also home to the world-class Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which features Sir Peter Jackson’s Knights of the Sky, a personal collection of WW1 aircraft and rare memorabilia. The newly opened Dangerous Skies, a WW2 Exhibition which expands the same experience into the WW2 era.

Nearby lies Picton, a beautiful port town with access to the Queen Charlotte Sound where your free to explore island bird sanctuaries, view protected wildlife or take to the Queen Charlotte Track by bike or foot. There are numerous ways of seeing Queen Charlotte Sound, either by kayak or mail boats, however we recommend taking the Seafood Odyssey Cruise and sampling fresh Seafood including Marlborough Salmon paired with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.    There are also a range of accommodation, luxurious resorts and restaurants.

While in the Havelock, Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds lies the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. Experience further cruising options sampling fresh mussels with paired wine.

Related Itineraries

Winter Wine

  • Highlights: Special Hans Herzog Package including Winemaker’s tour and tasting, five-course degustation menu with wine, three course bistro lunch with wine, Private guided Marlborough winery tour and Winemaker’s platter & wine, Queenstown Private Wine Tour, Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Trip and visit to ‘The Winery’.
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Cycling around the South

  • Highlights: Marlborough Vineyard Biking Tour, Marlborough Sound Mussel Cruise, Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail, Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk, Milford Day Trip with Cruise and Scenic Flight, High Country Station Cycle Ride and Otago Central Rail Trail Cycle Ride.
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Marlborough at its Best!

  • Highlights: Queen Charlotte Four Day Guided Walk with Marlborough Wine and Cruise Trip.
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In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

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Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

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Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.

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