The Marlborough Sounds is a marine playground and ecological haven covering one-fifth of New Zealand’s coastline. Home to secluded bays, historic sites, walking and cycling trails, marine reserves, island sanctuaries and places to stay tucked away in native bush – the cruising grounds of the Marlborough Sounds is a water lover’s paradise. more
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Located on Arapawa Island, Whekenui Bay, Marlborough Sounds. Three self-contained accommodation options sleeping multiple people. Surrounded by stunning vistas of Cook Strait, Tory Channel and the heads at the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. A great destination for a family holiday or break from busy city life.
Mobile-friendly - This must-do experience is one of the world's most picturesque ferry journeys, with breathtaking scenery all the way from Wellington's Harbour to Picton's waterfront (3.5 hours, 92kms). Bluebridge is renowned for its warm, friendly hospitality, ensuring passengers have their best Cook Strait Ferry crossing! Onboard features include WiFi, viewing decks, movie room, cafe and ensuite cabins.
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
Mobile-friendly - We provide award-winning, wildlife and conservation focused guided cruises and dolphin swimming experiences through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can join us for our Dolphin Swim or View Experience or you could take part in our fully guided cruises to your choice of bird sanctuary islands or Historic Ship Cove.
Operating scheduled flights between Wellington, Karamea, Nelson and Takaka, Golden Bay. Spectacular scenic flights from Takaka and Abel Tasman. Fly/cruise packages to experience both Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay without retracing your steps. All flights connect with our daily shuttle services to Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park. Rental Car available in Takaka to explore Golden Bay.
Mobile-friendly - Grand Pacific Tours are the New Zealand coach holiday specialists offering a range of all inclusive, value for money holidays. We offer 5 categories of coach tour vacation packages namely; Affordable Coach Tours, Signature Coach Tours, Ultimate Small Group Tours, Cruise & Coach Tours and Special Interest Tours.
Mobile-friendly - Havelock is located at the head of Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds. Gateway to the Nydia and Queen Charlotte tracks and the whole Marlborough area. Great location to fish or cruise the Sounds. We are close to Picton, Nelson, 15 minutes to Marlborough's wineries. Powered and non-powered sites, cabins for those traveling on a budget but looking for comfort.
Mobile-friendly - Laurella Cottage is an exclusive boutique cottage situated right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. Self-contained luxury accommodation, nestled into Upton Oaks Garden, a 5 Star Garden of National Significance. We warmly welcome you to Laurella Cottage, and invite you to experience the ambience, of a fully restored NZ 1850's, colonial cottage.
The Marlborough Sounds at the north of the South Island are a sinuous network of drowned river valleys, forming one of New Zealand's most distinctive land and seascapes. The Marlborough Sounds are made up by the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds.
Mobile-friendly - Perfectly situated at the halfway point on the Queen Charlotte Track at Kenepuru Head, Ngahere Hou invites you to take a half-time break in style. "Glam-Camping" in a 6-metre Yurt or Summerhouse cabin with organic breakfast included. Set in a 40 acre private bush reserve with stunning views down the Kenepuru Sound, this is an off-the-grid eco experience to treasure.
Mobile-friendly - Located on the western side of Marlborough Sounds, facing Tasman Bay in peaceful Okiwi Bay, is a small friendly holiday park and store. This is the perfect setting for a relaxed or active holiday. Explore the rugged coastline and secluded bays or enjoy the riches of the sea with excellent fishing and diving. Great holiday park accommodation in Marlborough Sounds.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Pelorus Air. We can offer a variety of Scenic Flight options for 2-15 people. From our base in Picton, we provide easy access from Wellington, Paraparaumu and Nelson - to some of the far reaches of the area. In the Marlborough Sounds we service airstrips in Port Gore, Nopera, D'Urville Island, Elie Bay and Northwest Bay.
The Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy forest and river scenery, in one of the last stands of river flat forest in Marlborough. The reserve is located midway between Blenheim and Nelson, on SH6, 18 km west of Havelock.
Mobile-friendly - Picton's Waikawa Bay Kiwi Holiday Park is just 4 kms from Picton (five minutes by car) on the sunny side, overlooking tranquil Waikawa Bay. We have a very pleasant swimming beach and children's play area. Accommodation to suit most needs and budgets including motel units, tourist flats, cabins and camping.
Smiths Farm Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to relax and explore the Marlborough Sounds. 30 minutes from the ferry. Clean, modern facilities, comfortable standard cabins, self-contained units, and motels. Powered and non-powered sites ideal for campers, caravans and campervans. Linkwater is situated between Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Havelock, Picton, Pelorus Sound, Kenepuru Sound, Mahau Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound, Sounds Great Holiday Homes continue the tradition of providing exceptional service and amazing holiday experiences within the Marlborough Sounds. Relax in one of our rental properties in the idyllic Marlborough Sounds. Each house is comfortably appointed with views of its individual surroundings.
Mobile-friendly - Magnificent sea-views, total relaxation and a choice of complete isolation or relaxed interaction with others in our friendly on-site coffee shop, cosy bar/restaurant or open deck on the sea. Accessible only by water-taxi, Mailboat or helicopter, TeRawa’s beautifully appointed, self-contained apartments are ideal for couples, families or groups (up to6). Private decks, full kitchen, free wifi and unbelievable views.
Mobile-friendly - The Portage Hotel is an iconic landmark hotel that has been the choice of accommodation over 100 years. Located in the magical Marlborough Sounds just off the Queen Charlotte track, this recently refurbished hotel offers spectacular views, access to private beach and amazing dining options on-site. This is your opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy nature at its finest.
Mobile-friendly - Family owned campervan and RV rental business based in sunny Nelson, South Island. We offer 2, 4 and 6 Berth modern reliable Fiat, VW & Mercedes Motorhomes at affordable prices, all certified self-contained and fully equipped with everything you need for your motorhome holiday. We service Nelson, Picton Ferry, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown with other nationwide centres available on request.
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Hera 'Life Lessons' Tour 2022
Proudly supported by The New Zealand Music Commission With special guests Emma Dilemma & The Moses Hera is an award-winning Icelandic singer/songwriter whose self-titled album released in July 2020 to critical ...
Where: Le Cafe, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th February 2022
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 9th February 2022
What Is My Name and Why Am I Here?
Why do we respond in the way we do? Why do we make the decisions we make? Why do we find ourselves facing the same problems over and over again? This onsite weekend workshop retreat is an intimate numbered (limited ...
Where: Schnapper Point, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 1507 Keneperu Road, Kenepuru Sounds, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 4:30pm on Friday 4th March 2022
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 6th March 2022
87th Rai Valley A&P Show
Join us for our 87th show after having to postpone last year. There will be plenty of things to see and do to keep the family entertained! Climbing wall Sturgeon amusements Kids "Rai challenge" enter before ...
Where: Carluke Domain, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Carluke Road, Rai Valley, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Saturday 5th March 2022
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 5th March 2022
Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival 2022
Celebrate Seafood at the annual Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival. It’s a vital part of Marlborough’s summer and its back, on Saturday the 12th of March 2022 at the Havelock Domain. Located in Havelock, the ...
Where: Havelock Domain, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: Peel Street, Havelock, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Saturday 12th March 2022
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 12th March 2022
Marlborough Country Music Festival
This Easter Saturday 16 April 2022, The Queen Charlotte Tavern will be bringing to Marlborough a fun filled Country Music Festival, Marlborough welcomes the best and brightest in Country Music. Featuring Adam ...
Where: The Queen Charlotte Tavern, Sounds, Marlborough
Address: 1162 Queen Charlotte Dr, Sounds, Marlborough
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 16th April 2022
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 16th April 2022