Relax... you dont need a car to get to Marlborough
There’s plenty on offer Marlborough this summer, so leave your car at home and come on over.
You definitely don’t need your car for a day’s fishing, diving or kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds, or to walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track. Access to the Sounds is a short walk along the picturesque Picton Waterfront to jump onto a water taxi, the mail boat or float ...
Instead of paying for your car to come across Cook Strait, save the fare and indulge yourself and your family by relaxing in a boat-only-access lodge or bach in the Sounds – there are plenty of affordable places to stay to suit all tastes. Or pack your mountainbike instead and take your choice of riding the many great off-road tracks in Marlborough, or biking leisurely around the region’s wineries, vineyards, breweries and gourmet food producers. The Queen Charlotte Track offers walkers and mountainbikers a spectacular 70km experience from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, with accommodation options and water transport services that take your luggage for you. Without a car there’s plenty of choice in how you get to Marlborough from the North Island. Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, catch a direct flight to Blenheim from Auckland and Wellington on Air New Zealand, or fly from Wellington to either Blenheim or Picton with Sounds Air. If you have arrived by ferry, you can easily catch a ride to Blenheim on a shuttle bus or onboard the daily Tranz Coastal train. Or book an afternoon wine tour and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of ...Read more