Activities Galore - Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Dolphin Watching...

Just so many choices - definitely something for everyone!

Being centrally located makes Marlborough a great base for visitors to the region. It is an exciting vacation destination that provides a varied range of attractions and activities. Whether it be swimming with the dolphins, boating or fishing in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the breathtaking coastline to relaxing and sampling wine at Marlborough's world-class wineries, there is something to interest everyone.

Popular Marlborough Vacation Attractions

To get you started we have put together a list of popular activities and attractions:

Latitude Luxury Charters

Latitude Luxury Yacht Charters offers a prestige fleet of premium charter boats for the ultimate in boating holiday experiences. Distinctly different, luxuriously appointed, Latitude charter boats will not disappoint. The spectacular Marlborough Sounds are lusciously green with hundreds of coves and bays and numerous on-shore dining venues. We boast the newest and most modern charter fleet in New Zealand.

Dolphin Watch Ecotours

Guided ecotours, dolphin swimming, and Queen Charlotte track walks in the Marlborough Sounds.

Ezy Az Boat Hire

Hire a boat in the Marlborough Sounds for a day, a weekend or a week. Go fishing, water skiing or wake boarding at your leisure.

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte Track runs almost the entire length of New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Sound. It stretches from Ship Cove to Anakiwa - 71 km of spectacular walking track passing through historic sites, secluded bays and lush coastal bush. Experience the breathtaking ridgetop panoramas of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds and enjoy the company of friendly hosts and superb food and wine.

Sounds Air Travel & Tourism

The fast and scenic way to cross Cook Strait. Twenty-five minutes from Picton to Wellington. Up to eight return flights daily with magnificient views. Flights also to Kaikoura and Nelson.

Photos courtesy of Destination Marlborough

Wilderness Guides NZ

Queens Charlotte Track, sea kayaking and cycle tours.

Beachcomber Cruises

Beachcomber Fun Cruises offers a selection of boat trips through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - these include our world famous Magic Mail Run and a host of Scenic Cruises, easy and quick day trips are covered with our Lunch 'n' Cruises and we've a host of flexible trips that will let you explore the wonderful Queen Charlotte Track.


Frequent sailings every day of the year through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

One of the world's largest private collections of WW1 aircraft and memorabilia brought to life by the masters of cinematic spectacle.

Hunter's Marlborough

Jane Hunter invites you to enjoy the unique Marlborough wine tourism experience at Hunter's Marlborough.

Forrest Estate

Forrest's ten hectare home vineyard and winery lie in the centre of the Wairau River Valley at Renwick, ten kilometres from Blenheim.

Sounds Connection

Based in Marlborough, we are positioned as the leading providers of quality tours of the Marlborough Region of New Zealand.

Photos courtesy of Destination Marlborough

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Explore the Marlborough Sounds by bike - stunning scenery and thrilling terrain guaranteed.

Whale Watching in Kaikoura

Whale watching in Kaikoura is the must-do activity while in this wonderous, peaceful town. Not only do you get a rare chance to get up close and person with these majestic mammals, but you also get to choose HOW and WHERE you'd like to see the whales from.

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary

Take a scenic cruise to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary, the predator-free island. Enjoy viewing the playful Hector’s, Bottlenose, or Dusky dolphins, fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a one hour nature lover’s walk. Explore the island on your own or go with a knowledgeable guide who will point out and describe the resident blue penguins, rare saddleback, melodic bellbirds, cheeky robins, native pigeons and yellow-crowned parakeets.

Cloudy Bay Winery

The Cloudy Bay winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Cloudy Bay cellar door is open daily for tastings and sales.


Helipro offer unique and unforgettable scenic flights, combination packages heliski options and weekend getaways. In addition to these, their personalised charters and nationwide transfers provide the complete helicopter passenger service! Their vast commercial services range from the most specialised precision long line operations through to comprehensive flight training and screen divisions.

Please Note: By arrangement, guests may arrive or depart via helicopter landing directly at Tigers Den.

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