Marlborough, New Zealand


The Marlborough region has reached rock star status in the world of viticulture, with internationally acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc exported globally from the region.

From world-class wines to world-class views, a boat tour of the Marlborough Sounds will show you spectacular views of pristine bays and hills clad with virgin forest. Take the opportunity to spot native animals such as the Rowi Kiwi, Stephens Island tuatara, fur seals, the rare King Cormorant, little Blue Penguins and up to five species of dolphins.

Fresh seafood goes hand in hand with Sauvignon Blanc, and seafood lovers will savour fresh King Salmon, mussels and clams straight from the breath-taking waters of the Marlborough Sounds.

The town of Picton with a picturesque waterfront offers cafes, restaurants and galleries and is a great jumping off point for exploring the region. The popular 3-5 day hike, the Queen Charlotte track which journeys through the Queen Charlotte Sounds is accessible from Picton.