Luxury and indulgence in Marlborough

Marlborough's luxury resorts, boutique wineries, fine dining restaurants and crystal clear waterways are the perfect place to indulge yourself. Relax and unwind in style, sample the very best local wine and food, or dive into all the action and adventure Marlborough has to offer, all with a luxury twist.

Join a seafood cruise

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds along with indulgent seafood paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the ultimate wine/food match. Join the Seafood Oddessy Cruise from Picton or the Greenshell Mussel Cruise from Havelock with Marlborough Tour Company.

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Spend the day in the sounds

Spend the day in the sounds with lunch at a luxury seaside resort. Join the scenic boat trip from Picton and cruise through the Queen Charlotte Sound. Stop of at one of the lodges for lunch and then cruise back to Picton at the end of the day.

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Join a multi-day cruise

Affinity Cruises have a range of options from two to ten nights so you can really experience the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds in a relaxed setting. Soak in all the scenery, stretch your legs on the beautiful beaches and maybe even have a go at catching a fish.

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Explore the Queen Charlotte Track

If you are wanting something more active, enjoy a guided walking, biking or kayaking tour along Marlborough’s iconic Queen Charlotte Track, stopping at a luxury lodge along the way for lunch. Although the full track takes a few days, it is very easy to do sections of the track with water tranfsers available between the different lodges.

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Enjoy a private wine tour

Enjoy a private tour of Marlborough’s famous wine trail and sample New Zealand’s internationally-acclaimed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and other varietals on one of many wine tours. There are different options if you want to join others or have a private guide just for yourself.

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Join a Heli Wine and Dine Tour

From Renwick, board for the ultimate indulgence take a Marlborough Heli Wine and Dine Tour of the region. There are many scenic flight options including the Marlborough Sounds or the Kaikoura Ranges or use them as transport to the wide range of wineries and attractions.

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Dine with a view

Dining in Marlborough is a chance to really treat your taste buds, from a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant, to a water's edge cafe in the Marlborough Sounds. Savour Marlborough’s world-class offerings and fresh produce all while experiencing their brilliant views.

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Stay at a luxury retreat

Finish the day off in style at one of many luxury retreats among the vines, or get a head start on your next day and indulge in a romantic stay at a resort in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Continue to Wellington

If you have started the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail in Marlborough, follow the trail north to Wellington. Take a 30-minute flight to Picton or sail between Wellington and Marlborough on board the Interislander ferry. To make the most out of your experience, upgrade to “Premium Plus”, an exclusive private lounge with complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and a mini buffet.

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