Things To Do in Marlborough

With beautiful wineries, scenic mountain bike trails and stunning coastline, Marlborough has plenty to offer. Check out our picks for all the exciting and adventurous things you can do in Marlborough!

The Marlborough Wine Trail

Marlborough is part of the Classic NZ Wine Trail which is a self-drive touring route around wineries or you can choose to join a guided tour or hire a bike, with more than 30 cellar doors, tasting award-winning wines along the way. Click Here for the Wine Trail Map

Wine Tours -  Marlborough Wine Tours or Hop N Grape

Cycle Tours - Explore Marlborough, Bike 2 Wine or Wine Tours By Bike

Marlborough Vineyard Restaurants - 

Indulge in a leisurely lunch at a vineyard restaurant, and pair the wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.

Vineyard Restaurants: Lunches -  Wither Hills, Saint Clair and Wairau River

Evening Restaurants: Gramados, Harvest, Arbour, Raupo, Hans Herzog

Top picks for things to do in Marlborough

1. Wine Tours and Cycle Tours around the region

2. Visit Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre - World Class Aviation Centre showcasing aircrafts

3. Dine in a winery restaurant. 

4. Visit an organic,  biodynamic or sustainable winery from Rock Ferry, Hans Herzog and Yealands

5. Mussel or salmon cruise in the Marlborough Sounds with  Marlborough Tours

6.  Marlborough Farmers’ Market (Sundays from October till the end of May)

7. Marlborough Sounds cruise/dolphin watching or swimming with E-ko Tours

8. Mailboat Cruise with Pelorus Mail Boat

9. Try Mussels from Havelock, Mussel Pot Café  for mouth-watering food

10. Day hikes (Wither Hills, Wairau Lagoon). Longer Hikes (Queen Charlotte Track)

11. Mountain biking and cycle touring of the vineyards and Wither Hills Farm Park

12. Popular walkways along the Taylor River Reserve and Pollard Park