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nz marlborough sounds
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Nz marlborough sounds
nz marlborough sounds
Nz cuisine food restaurant marlborough lodge
Nz farm blenheim marlborough
A bespoke journey through New Zealand

Explore Marlborough

Are you ready to roam beyond the ordinary? Start your dream journey here. Experience a fully bespoke holiday, created by us and enjoyed by you. Stay with local hosts who warmly welcome you to their homes, at unique and special locations. Take advantage of our local knowledge and visit the places, others didn't know existed.

We sit down with all of our clients to personally discuss your wants and needs. We plan and organise everything in detail to create your absolute dream holiday. Feel free to contact us to discuss your holiday plans. Or attend one of our live and informative presentations to learn more.


In the sun-soaked regions of Blenheim and Marlborough, it’s all about wine and nature. Blenheim is the largest wine area of New Zealand. Spend your days vineyard-hopping and tasting world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, among other delicious wines, fresh seafood and local delicacies. For a bit of WW1 and WW2 history, visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, designed by Peter Jackson.

A magical network of waterways with scattered islands, secluded bays and clear blue waters make up the Marlborough Sounds. Love the outdoors? Kayak, cycle and hike through the diverse landscape and soak up the views. Known for a large variety of bird species and marine mammals. It’s your chance to get up close to seals, dolphins and penguins. The Queen Charlotte Track is a famous 70-kilometre hike from Ship Cove to Anakiwa with ever-changing stunning landscapes.

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