Arrive into Marlborough by driving or flying from Christchurch, you’ll know you’ve arrived when fields of sheep are replaced with rows of vines as far as the eye can see with a variety of cellar doors within cycling distance.

If you’re coming from Wellington, jump on a plane and arrive at a winery within 40 minutes of departure.

If you prefer more time to take in the sights then the ferry is the way to go, be greeted by the stunning, sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and soak in the scenery.

The Marlborough Sounds is a marine playground with 1500km of New Zealand’s coastline. Take a cruise by boat or kayak your way through the Sounds, visiting wildlife sanctuaries, spotting the abundance of wildlife or jump on the iconic mail cruise and see how the locals live.

The 70km Queen Charlotte Track is a popular choice for walkers/mountain bikers, starting from Captain Cooks favourite landing site, Ship Cove. Top the day off by staying on water’s edge with a dining experience not to be missed, bring your favourite bottle of Marlborough wine and relax with a view.

As New Zealand’s largest wine producing region, you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 30 big brand and boutique cellar doors offering tastings.

Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant and pair the wine with local produce such as Greenshell™ Mussels and NZ King Salmon, creating the Ultimate Match made in Marlborough.

Visit now to start planning.