Things to do

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!

Find the Marlborough Visitor Guide here.

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 (See our recommendations below)

4. Taste some amazing local wines from Framingham, Fromm, Forrest, Te Whare Ra, and Bladen.

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

6. Marlborough Artisan Market (Saturdays from October until Easter Saturday) &  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 CafĂ©  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

Marlborough Vineyard Restaurants


Indulge in a leisurely lunch or dinner at a vineyard restaurant. Pair the wine with local produce to create the ultimate match made in Marlborough.

Vineyard Restaurants: Lunches -  Wither HillsSaint Clair and Allan Scott.

Evening Restaurants: Gramados, Harvest, Arbour, Franks or Fancy Cow. 

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.

Click Here for Cellar Door Hours.

Wine Tours -  Hop n Grape, Marlborough Tour Company or Marlborough Wine Tours

Cycle Tours - Explore Marlborough or Wine Tours By Bike