Blenheim is both the largest town, and administrative capital of Marlborough.
Canvastown is a small settlement near the confluence of the Wakamarina and Pelorus Rivers.
Grovetown is a small settlement about 2.5km north of Blenheim, mostly to the east of State Highway One.
A small coastal town near the mouth of the Pelorus River. Gateway to Pelorus Sound, and host of the Havelock Mussel Festival.
A small town in southern Marlborough Land District, administered separately from the rest of Marlborough since 1989 local government reforms. Renowned for eco-tourism, particularly whale watching.
A small village on the east coast half way between Blenheim and Kaikoura.
Koromiko is a small rural settlement between Blenheim and Picton
Linkwater is a small settlement in an area of low lying flat land between Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds.
Okaramio is a small Marlborough settlement on State Highway 6 between Renwick and Havelock.
Picton is a port town which acts as a gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, and provides a major passenger and freight link between the North and South Islands.
Rai Valley is a small settlemnet that has the distinction of being the most northwestern settlement in Marlborough.
Rarangi is a small beach settlement at the north end of Cloudy Bay on the edge of the Wairau Plain.
Renwick is a small town about 10km west of Blenheim named after Dr. Thomas Renwick
Seddon is a small town south of the Awatere River in the Marlborough District, and acts as a service centre for the wine industry in the Awatere Valley.
Spring Creek is a small township in Marlborough at the intersection of State Highway One and State Highway 62 (Rapaura Road).
Tennyson Inlet is a remote part of the Marlborough Sounds off Pelorus Sound with a small resident population and a number of holiday homes.
A small town north of Blenheim, once notable for its cheese factory, but also the site of a bloody confrontation between European and Maori during the early years of colonisation.
Wairau Valley township is the westernmost settlement in the Wairau Valley, located on State Highway 63.
Ward is a small settlement in the south of Marlborough, named after Sir Joseph Ward, a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.