Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Marlborough Full Day Wine Tour

    1. Marlborough Full Day Wine Tour

    You will be collected from your Blenheim hotel at 10.00 AM (collections from Picton are available at a small surcharge per group). Your guide will discuss the choice of vineyards and your wine preferences to enable him to plan the most suitable route through the winding vineyard roads. Relax in the luxury minibus as your guide describes the enigmatic history of Marlborough and it's world famous wines. Each cellar door in the Wairau Valley is unique, reflecting the rare conditions which make their wines special. The bright Sauvignon Blancs, delectable Pinot Noir and tropical Aromatics have won multiple international wine awards. Not even the French can match the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc. Your tour through the vineyards will visit a variety of famous internationally branded cellar doors to the boutique family-run winery, to illustrate the diversity of wines available.  Join your gui...

    Having an expert guide like Mike was magic! He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had the best experience possible!

  • From Picton: Private Wine and Gourmet Tour of Marlborough

    2. From Picton: Private Wine and Gourmet Tour of Marlborough

    Create your perfect day in the Marlborough wine region on a 6-hour tour priced for a group of up to 6 people. Your chauffeur/guide will help you pick the best spots to enjoy the fantastic wines of Marlborough and peaceful vineyard settings. You’ll be taken on an exciting wine and gourmet experience on this private day tour from Picton. Enjoy stunning views of the Marlborough wine region and taste fine wines and delicious gourmet treats. Your interests are the priority for the day and might include visits to award-winning gardens, local producers, and talented local artisans. Your tour is tailored especially for you. If you’re interested in history, you could enjoy a stop at the Heritage Air Museum to see Peter Jackson's amazing classic aircraft displays. If you’re interested in arts and crafts, you can stop meet a local artist and visit a renowned gallery. Additional highlights could...

  • Marlborough: Private Winery Tour by Bicycle

    3. Marlborough: Private Winery Tour by Bicycle

    Embark on an adventure and get a premium Marlborough wine tour. Experience this unique private biking tour tailored to your individual tastes. Tour five of Marlborough’s boutique and iconic wineries and stop at one winery for a personalized wine experience.  Stop for a delicious a la carte lunch at a beautiful vineyard restaurant at your own cost. Marvel at the scenery and savor wonderful food together with wine. Your experienced guide makes this an unforgettable experience. Tell your guide what you like, and they will build the perfect Marlborough wine tour just for you. Each tour features a unique and intimate wine experience on the grounds of one of the beautiful local wineries. This experience will generally be one of three things, based on availability: a private tour of the winery with the winemaker, a private tasting of just the type of wines you like, or a unique food-and-wine ...

  • Picton: Dolphin Watching & Island Wildlife Sanctuary Cruise

    4. Picton: Dolphin Watching & Island Wildlife Sanctuary Cruise

    Embark on a unique, fully-guided wildlife and dolphin cruise through the Marlborough Sounds. Begin your journey in Picton, where you will meet the expert team who will take you on a conservation-focused, wildlife adventure for your soul. On the journey, you will be encountering a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way. Enjoy the engaging commentary and fantastic viewing areas which allow you to enjoy playful Hector’s, Bottlenose, or Dusky Dolphins with a 90 percent encounter rate. You will also have an opportunity to see New Zealand fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a 1-hour nature lover’s walk to remember, great for adults and kids alike. After returning to the boat, sit back and relax with a hot drink and cookies before making our way back to Picton and stopping to check out any extra species you can discover.

    good crew great info walk on island could be at a slower pace to encourage more, less able people to participate. Great views from the tower at the top. not a lot of visible bird life. saw a good number of seals very close up.

  • Picton and Marlborough Sounds: Seafood Odyssea Cruise

    5. Picton and Marlborough Sounds: Seafood Odyssea Cruise

    Stroll aboard the MV Odyssea at Picton Marina and depart at 13:30 to cruise the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Indulge in some fresh, locally-caught seafood, including Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels, perfectly paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the ultimate food/wine match.  Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard our luxury launch, and learn about the local history. Visit a salmon and a mussel farm to experience the Marlborough marine farming industry first hand. Make use of the on board licensed bar, serving a good range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice and bottled water. A range of light snacks, including chips and peanuts, are available to purchase. Enjoy the boat's indoor and outdoor areas for views of the forested hills and clear blue waters from different perspective...

    Modern and comfortable boat. Informative and super friendly staff. Delicious seafood. Wonderful relaxing scenic trip. Perfect kiwi experience.

  • Marlborough: Full-Day Wine and Seafood Tour with Cruise

    6. Marlborough: Full-Day Wine and Seafood Tour with Cruise

    Experience the best of beautiful Marlborough on this full-day tour. Get picked up from Blenheim in the morning and head straight to your first of two wineries. Taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, talk with respected winemakers, and explore beautiful Marlborough vineyards at both locations. Afterward, drive to Picton to enjoy a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard a luxury boat, and learn about the local history. Visit a salmon and a mussel farm to experience the Marlborough marine farming industry firsthand. Make use of the onboard licensed bar, serving a range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice, and bottl...

  • Picton: Marlborough Wineries & Hotspots Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    7. Picton: Marlborough Wineries & Hotspots Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Enjoy the flexibility of exploring Marlborough at your own pace without the stress of wondering where to go. Spend more time exploring with the conveniently organized transportation of this hop-on hop-off tour.  Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach as your knowledgeable driver prepares you with all the information needed for a fantastic day out.  Visit popular attractions and local gems in Marlborough, including museums, breweries, restaurants, activity centers, shopping areas, and of course, some of the best breweries and wineries in the region.  Jump on and off as you please, visiting as many destinations as you like and choosing your duration of stay at each spot.

  • Havelock: Private Kayaking Tour with Gourmet Picnic Lunch

    8. Havelock: Private Kayaking Tour with Gourmet Picnic Lunch

    Join a unique guided kayaking experience in the Marlborough Region. You'll be kayaking along the Pelorus River, admiring the beautiful scenery as you go. Along the way, indulge in a gourmet picnic beside the river. You will also go on guided bush walk to secret pools, where you will learn more about the local flora and fauna.  Throughout the day your guide will take some photographs that will be given to you when the tour ends.  Your expert local guide will tailor the experience to your unique interests and ensure that you make the most of your day.

  • Marlborough Half-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim

    9. Marlborough Half-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim

    Discover the flavors of Marlborough on a half-day small-group tour. Be picked up from your Blenheim accommodation and travel through the scenic beauty of the Marlborough vineyards. Collection from Picton is available at a small surcharge per group. Relax in a luxury minibus as your guide shares insight into the region’s history and world famous wines. You will visit five cellar doors on this tour from famous internationally branded cellar doors to boutique family-run wineries. Requests for particular wineries will be accommodated where possible.  Stroll through a vineyard with your guide. Learn about the region’s unique conditions and the challenges wine makers must overcome. A table for lunch at a cellar door restaurant can be booked for you for an additional cost. Sample hand-made chocolates at the local Chocolate Factory. Your tour will end with your safe delivery back to your hotel...

    We had a great day touring the wineries with Mike. He knew exactly where to take us, and entertained us with some good stories, as well as lots of information about the wines. Highly recommended!

  • Marlborough Sounds: Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour with Lunch

    10. Marlborough Sounds: Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour with Lunch

    The day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. Listen to a quick paddling introduction and then head out onto the water for the rest of the tour. The route is always flexible so the tour goes where the weather is best. Depending on how the group decides, there may be a chance to stop and stretch your legs or take a swim before continuing on to a pretty beach for a delicious picnic lunch. Upon landing at the beach, your guide will serve up some hot drinks. After lunch, work your way back towards the starting beach, all going well with a sea breeze at your back. Once back at the beach, you will de-kit and then head off on the rest of your adventure in New Zealand. Showers are available if needed (water dependent during the drier months).

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What people are saying about Marlborough, New Zealand

Had a really great day, was easy going, Mike was very knowledgeable, he opened our eyes to the wine industry and although it rained all day we really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend to others, drank some beautiful wines. Thanks Mike

We had a great day touring the wineries with Mike. He knew exactly where to take us, and entertained us with some good stories, as well as lots of information about the wines. Highly recommended!

Boat trip and bush walk with lovely sea life and birds all around. Close up views with lots of time for photos too :)

It was an awesome wine tour by Blenheim and Mike our guide was excellent. I high recommend this tour. Cheer

Absolutely incredible trip. So much wildlife and really informative and lovely guides.