Marlborough is best known for the regions stunning wineries with Sauvignon Blanc top of the list, a drive along the Wairau River you will see numerous wineries dotting the landscape the area provides ideal growing conditions with fertile soil and long sunny days.
Most of the larger wineries in the area can provide accommodation and wine tasting during the season with numerous activities available year round the area is a popular place to visit at any time.
New Zealand's longest running festival takes place in Marlborough on the second Saturday of February each year, the Marlborough Wine And Food Festival is a great event with many of the regions wineries taking part with wine tasting and fantastic food available.
There are numerous outdoor activities available in Marlborough one of the most popular activities is hiking, the Queen Charlotte Track provides a fantastic walking or biking trail, the trail starts at Ship Cove, as there are no roads to this area you need to arrange water transport to the cove there are numerous charters available through out the area.
The Marlborough Sounds are a great place to explore, actually made up of four sounds the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus and the Mahau Sounds, the area is a stunning place to take a cruise with many bays and inlets to explore along the way.
Accommodation plentiful through the Marlborough Region with many Bed And Breakfast facilities available year round, as well as holiday homes for rent and luxury lodges dotted around the region.
There are several unique activities available in the area that are not available any where else in New Zealand, you can swim with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds, these guided excursions takes you out into the sounds in search of the dolphins you can overserve from the boat of take a swim in the water with the dolphins.
With over 1500 kms of coastline to explore in the Marlborough Sounds alone the diversity of the landscape and wildlife makes exploring the area by boat or kayak an exciting prospect, there are activities available for every one young or old in the Marlborough Region.