Things to do in Marlborough

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Marlborough has lots of great activities for people of all ages and interests, with wine, wilderness and water providing plenty of things to do, whether it's enjoying fine wine and dining, climbing a mountain, or just hanging out at one of the region's beaches.

Blenheim from the Wither Hills

Things to do in Blenheim

To dispel the misconception that there's not much to do in Blenheim besides wine, we've compiled a list of great activities that have little to do with wine.

Pukaka Valley Stream

Pukaka Valley Tracks

Pukaka Valley tracks provide opportunities to explore native bush and tramping options from an easy walk to a long day's climb to Mount Roberson summit.

Robin Hood Bay

What beach shall we go to today?

On a hot summer's afternoon in Marlborough, a trip to the beach can be complicated by the choices available.

Cycling on the Taylor River trail

Ten places to visit in Blenheim by bike

Blenheim has weather and terrain that is ideal for cycling. This guide provides ten features of the town that you can experience as part of a grand tour.

Ten things for Families to do in Marlborough over Summer

A list of some family friendly summer recreational activities around the Marlborough District.

Summer fun at the beach

Marlborough's best Swimming Beaches and Rivers

What are Marlborough's top swimming spots? A guide to some of the favourite beaches and rivers around the region.

Wairau River from Rainbow Road

Wildest Places to go in Marlborough

Marlborough offers some pretty great wilderness experiences. Here are some of the best wild places you can go to.

There's nothing like a good road trip

Seven Scenic Marlborough Road Trips

A list of seven Marlborough’s scenic road trips, taking in everything from coastal panoramas to rugged alpine views.

Daltons Track

Things to do in the Pelorus Area

Located between Blenheim and Nelson, there are lots of great outdoor activities to do in the Pelorus area of Marlborough.

Picton model railway

Best children's playgrounds in Marlborough

Marlborough's best children's playgrounds as rated by a nine year old.

Waikakaho Valley

Exploring Marlborough by Bike

If you've got a bike, Marlborough has some great opportunities for cycle adventures that won't cost a cent, and will leave you with a clear environmental conscience.

View at start of Waikakaho walkway

Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway

The Waikakaho / Cullen Creek Walkway is a Marlborough tramping track that follows and old goldminers’ trail from the head of the Waikakaho Valley for about 7km to Linkwater.

Picton Foreshore

Things to do in and around Picton

Activities and things to do in and around Picton, New Zealand.

Crossing the Wairau River

Lees Creek Track

A weekend tramp to Lees Creek Hut in the upper Wairau

Lees Creek Track

Lees Creek Track

Lees Creek Track is a DOC tramping track in the upper Wairau region of Marlborough.

Red Hills Track

Red Hills Track

Red Hills Track is a shared tramping and mountain bike track in the upper Wairau Valley in Mount Richmond Forest Park near the boundary between Marlborough and Tasman Districts.

Robin Hood Bay

Summer Camping at Robin Hood Bay

Summer camping is something of a kiwi ritual, and Marlborough is no exception. Read about family adventures at Robin Hood Bay.

Sutherland Stream

Sutherland Stream

Sutherland Stream is a small stream that's a special place for a lot of Blenheim residents.

Bothams Bend Track

Bothams Bend Track

Botham’s Bend Track is a short walking and cycling track that runs along the true left of the Wairau River, near Spring Creek.

Redwood Pass Summit

Whale Rider

A review of riding the Blenheim to Redwood Pass section along Marlborough's Whale Trail cycle trail

Black Birch Track

Best short bike rides in Marlborough

Ten short bike rides around Marlborough rated on qualities such as difficulty, scenic value and more.

Mount Takorika tracks sign

Mount Takorika Tracks

Mount Takorika is a 721 metre peak to the south west of Havelock, with a network of walking tracks through regenerating native bush, accessible directly from Havelock Township.

Leatham River

Leatham Conservation Area - Marlborough's weedy wilderness.

The Leatham Conservation Area is a large wilderness area in Marlborough, incorporating the catchment of the rivers Branch and Leatham.