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Top things to do in Marlborough Region

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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

If you are fortunate to have a few days up your sleeve and looking for a great place to explore or just chill out on your tour of NZ then the Marlborough Sounds is a must.  The... more »

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Bike 2 Wine (Renwick)
Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: For only $40 per person FREE PICK UP & RETURN from wherever you finish .BIKE 2 WINE No1 for value, No1 provider of bikes for... more » Owner description: For only $40 per person FREE PICK UP & RETURN from wherever you finish .BIKE 2 WINE No1 for value, No1 provider of bikes for you to explore the Marlborough wine trail . Being in Renwick you are in the heart of the wine region. Don't bike the 12km from Blenheim - let us pick you up.Pay just $40 standard bike & $80 for a Tandem you get the bike and a FREE pick up & return within 12km of our depot.If you come to us.... Standard bikes only $30 per day, Tandems $60. We provide Maps & good advice. Our back up van is always on call. If you stay at Olde Mill House B&B your bikes are FREE!. We are lonely Planet's recommended wine tour by bike in the Marlborough region.Don't be overcharged come to the best. « less
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Trails; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 159 years old this year and currently listed as the 9th oldest ship... more » Owner description: The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 159 years old this year and currently listed as the 9th oldest ship in the world, the oldest surviving merchant ship, convict ship and NZ immigrant ship and was also used to transport troops to the Crimean war.Come step aboard, go into the hull of the ship and visit the dry dock to get a real feel of the size of the ship and indeed what voyages would of been like!Open everyday from 9am - 3pm, group bookings and guided tours by arrangement. « less
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: National Parks; Tours
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Pollard Park (Blenheim)
Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Drive a boat, explore the sounds. Fun, freedom & stunning scenery on a guided boating safari. Explore the sheltered waterways... more » Owner description: Drive a boat, explore the sounds. Fun, freedom & stunning scenery on a guided boating safari. Explore the sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds whilst enjoying the thrill of driving your own boat. Learning to handle the boat is quick and easy for first-timers.We want to share the magic of the Marlborough Sounds with you. Take charge or or own boat and get the freedom to explore an area of unsurpassed beauty in an ever-changing landscape of native forest, ferns and hidden bays. Day tours include sightseeing, coastal walk, Jurassic forest, native birds and wildlife, mussel farms. « less
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Picton Sound (Picton)
Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
Owner description: Situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on the outskirts of Blenheim and showcasing almost 60 vehicles from the... more » Owner description: Situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on the outskirts of Blenheim and showcasing almost 60 vehicles from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, the collection offers a special insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring history from that charismatic period where space, grace, chrome bumpers, large grilles and individual design were allowed to run wild. The total collection is about 115 cars, with half on display at any one time. « less
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Ranked #12 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This unique centre provides an opportunity for nature-lovers to interact with, learn about and appreciate the unique flora... more » Owner description: This unique centre provides an opportunity for nature-lovers to interact with, learn about and appreciate the unique flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds. The centre includes wild bird recovery, endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and a self guided ecotour among native bush. Day/half-day trips include a boat cruise from Picton (Lochmara can easily arrange boat transport for you) on the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, and an optional walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. « less
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Meet the Locals at EcoWorld Picton Aquarium.•Nature •Heritage •Explore & Learn •Family – Friendly •Affordable •FUNExplore,... more » Owner description: Meet the Locals at EcoWorld Picton Aquarium.•Nature •Heritage •Explore & Learn •Family – Friendly •Affordable •FUNExplore, get up close, have fun discovering some amazing animals that make New Zealand, (the youngest country in the world), Unique!We strive to deliver outstanding, intimate and unique visitor learning experiences. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff help you discover and have fun, showing you some of the cool native animals that live in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. •Little Blue Penguins + Behind the Scenes Tour* of penguin area and Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge•Tuataras + Close Encounters Tour* with New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”•Giant Weta (Maori wetapunga - “God of the ugly things”)•Seahorses - tiny baby “ponies” to adult New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses•Giant squid - “Monster of the deep” - preserved 5 metre giant squid•Fish from Marlborough Sounds - sharks, crayfish, rays, octopus, blue cod, snapper many more•Kakariki - endangered native parakeet•Lizards - geckos, skinks, + frogs and turtles in a turtle refuge etc.•Orca and Hectors Dolphin - life size models•Touch pool, children's area, movies, shells, fossils, many highly informative displays. Open every day except Christmas Day « less
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Ranked #15 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: A working hydroponic strawberry farm on the outskirts of Blenheim. We produce 40 tonnes of spray-free strawberries from... more » Owner description: A working hydroponic strawberry farm on the outskirts of Blenheim. We produce 40 tonnes of spray-free strawberries from August to the end of January. Pick your own strawberries under cover with a nice cooling mist on hot days, real fruit ice-creams and we sell products made from our luscious fruit. A petanque court for entertainment and relaxing picnic environment. Join us on the Local Loop trail of Things to Do around Blenheim. Open every day between 10am and 5pm except Sunday morning when we are at the Farmers Market Maxwell and Alabama streets. Ice creams and strawberry products at the shop in season. Closed from February 11th to September 1st. For year-round technical and group visits please request. « less
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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre is a unique facility where artists from around New Zealand create and showcase artwork in a... more » Owner description: Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre is a unique facility where artists from around New Zealand create and showcase artwork in a variety of mediums. The centre comprises two indoor galleries, an 11-acre sculpture trail amidst native bush, an artists-in-residence studio, and regular workshops. Day trips include a boat cruise from Picton on the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, and an optional walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Wildlife Recovery Centre, cafe, and accommodation also on site. « less
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Tours; Public Transportation Systems
Owner description: Travel with the fast and friendly crew to the Queen Charlotte Track or Sounds Lodges, we are the only carbon neutral water... more » Owner description: Travel with the fast and friendly crew to the Queen Charlotte Track or Sounds Lodges, we are the only carbon neutral water transport operator in the Sounds. « less
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Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Seymour Square (Blenheim)
Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Parks; Gardens; Fountains; Landmarks
Ranked #21 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Landmarks
Ranked #22 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Other
Owner description: Havelock Water Taxi in the Marlborough Sounds for fast, comfortable & efficient travel throughout the Pelorus & Kenepuru... more » Owner description: Havelock Water Taxi in the Marlborough Sounds for fast, comfortable & efficient travel throughout the Pelorus & Kenepuru Sound. Take a water taxi to the bach, enjoy a boat tour and a walk, sightseeing the Marlborough Sounds, or take our water taxi to work and be picked up again later in the day. With our new, purpose built mountain bike rack, you can be confident of transporting your bikes with us. Plenty if space for luggage, if it fits on board, we'll take it! « less
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Picton Museum (Picton)
Ranked #23 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
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Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
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Ranked #26 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: A Maori tourism business overlooking Havelock harbour and the Kaituna estuary in the Marlborough Sounds. Our Maori Heritage... more » Owner description: A Maori tourism business overlooking Havelock harbour and the Kaituna estuary in the Marlborough Sounds. Our Maori Heritage Art Gallery houses the world's largest "private" collection of contemporary and traditional Maori carvings of which we specialise in personal guided tours for all those that visit. All products and services incorporate the values and manaakitanga (the art of hosting) of the local mana whenua (local people of authority)of Rangitane, so that visitors can have a genuine and authentic Maori experience in a relaxed atmosphere. « less
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Ranked #27 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Museums
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Lake Grassmere (Seddon)
Ranked #28 of 34 attractions in Marlborough Region
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Category: Gear rentals; Water sports; Waterskiing & jetskiing; Nature and Parks
Seymour Square (Blenheim)
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Gardens; Fountains; Nature and Parks