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Wicked winters in Marlborough

Wicked winters in Marlborough

The perfect getaway

Crisp mornings and clear skies make winter a truly special season in Marlborough. Whether you're away fishing in the Marlborough Sounds, recharging at a secluded lodge, exploring the region's cellar doors, or hitting the slopes at Rainbow Skifield, Marlborough has a wicked winter weekend in store.

Marlborough's calm winter days offer the perfect opportunity to bring your family for an outdoor adventure by the water and on the slopes. Rainbow Skifield is just over an hour’s drive from Blenheim, providing a picturesque day out, just a short drive away. The club field is known for its training runs, so if your dreams of being a ski bunny have never been fulfilled this is definitely the field for you. After a day on the slopes there's nothing better than a warming glass of Marlborough Pinot Noir at your accommodation. Marlborough boasts accommodation to suit every budget while taking in stunning sea views or secluded locations. The kid’s play stations and iPods will be forgotten as they are immersed in nature – take a walk on part of the Queen Charlotte Track, go fishing, or jump aboard a mailboat cruise in Queen Charlotte Sound or Pelorus Sound to meet the locals. If relaxing is more your style, then a winter’s day discovering the region's award-winning wines is for you. Call in on some of the 40 cellar doors and compare wines from throughout the region, from boutique family producers to major labels... maybe even meet the winemakers. Rest over lunch in ...

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Picturesque Pelorus
Picturesque Pelorus
Picturesque Pelorus

Halfway between Blenheim and Nelson, 10 minutes from Havelock, Pelorus Bridge is a beautiful scenic reserve featuring established native bush, abundant wildlife and a river fit for stardom.

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Featured Event

Serious Fun - the art of picture books

Serious Fun - the art of picture books
Sun 27 Jul

Illustrations by best-selling, entertaining illustrator, Donovan Bixley, with works by the finalists of the most recent Gavin Bishop Award for emerging illustrators.

The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award was established in 2009. The award aims to encourage the publication of new ...

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