On the north eastern tip, Marlborough is well known for its world class vineyards. It’s possible to cycle between a number of household name wineries, sampling and enjoying an excellent lunch. A wonderful day out.

But there’s more than just wine here! Marlborough offers soaring mountains, historic buildings, isolated beaches and, of course, the majestic Sounds. These are an extensive network of coastal waterways, peninsulas and islands, providing a unique landscape with sensational views.

Explore the Charlotte Sounds or Marlborough Sounds by kayak or sail around the spectacular beaches and coastal inlets. Hike through native forest along the 71 kilometre Queen Charlotte Track and discover magnificent secluded spots far from the crowds.