Travel - Places to go in Marlborough

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Collection of blog posts and articles about travel in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Moetapu Bay 'carpark'

Moetapu Magic

Moetapu Bay has one of the nicest beaches within reasonable driving distance in the Marlborough Sounds - if you can find it.

Black Birch Stream and Blairich Range

Black Birch - A great place for a Sunday stroll

Black Birch Stream in the Awatere Valley might not be as well publicised as Pelorus Bridge, or Mount Richmond Forest Park, but nevertheless it is still a great bit of Marlborough Wilderness to explore.

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.

Picton and Waikawa from the lookout on the Tirohanga Track in 2018

A nostalgic walk

A nostalgic summer walk up the Tirohanga Track in Picton, brings back memories of 15 years of digital photography.

Caves Tearooms and Cafe

Old Memories over Lunch at Kaikōura

A Sunday drive along the Kaikōura coast becomes a road trip down memory lane with lunch at The Caves Tearooms.

View south from Enchanted Lookout, Mount Richmond Forest Park

The Road to Nowhere

The Patriarch Road in Mount Richmond Forest Park has to be one of New Zealand's most spectacular drives, but it's not for the faint hearted.

View south from Altimarloch

A nostalgic trip up Black Birch Range

Revisiting Black Birch Range after more than thirty years to explore Marlborough's alpine environment in an area rich in ecology and history.

Yellow 'brick' road

Yellow Brick Road

Exploring the dry, yellow clay walking tracks of Blenheim's Wither Hills Farm Park , there's an incredible amount of biodiversity to be discovered if you know where to look.

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.

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.

Ward Beach

Ward Beach

Ward Beach is the gateway to Marlborough's limestone coastline, an area of geological and ecological significance in south Marlborough.

Molesworth and Inland Kaikōura Range

Molesworth - A road trip on the trail of ancestors

An Easter road trip to Molesworth is like travelling back in time in one of New Zealand's remotest wilderness areas.

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.

Lower Goulter Hut

A Marlborough School Holidays Winter Wilderness Adventure

A school holiday father and daughter tramping and mountain biking adventure up the Goulter River in Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Lake Grassmere and State Highway One

Flaxbourne - A Marlborough region with a big heart

Flaxbourne is the sparsely populated southernmost part of Marlborough's east coast, with interesting people, and landscapes.

A tarn on the Red Hills

Mission to 'Mars' - A Journey to the Red Hills

Marlborough's Red Hills are part of Mount Richmond Forest Park with an other worldly landscape like no other in Marlborough. They're accessible enough for a family day trip, but are the gateway to over a week in the wilderness for intrepid adventurers.

Mussel Pie

A pie in the Rai

One of Marlborough's smallest settlements, Rai Valley, serves up a delicious pie, perfect for seafood lovers.

A long, straight road, and not much else

Why would anyone want to stay in Linkwater?

Linkwater is a small rural settlement in Marlborough that's easy to overlook as a family holiday destination, however it's got more going for it than first appearances.