Marlborough's popularity as a place to live and to visit has grown with the new quest for quality and authenticity. This thriving yet relaxed province refreshes resident and visitor alike with the awareness that they are enjoying an experience that is as close as you can get to life and living as it should be.
Marlborough countryside is blessed with striking beauty, its landforms and waterways seemingly purpose-made to display an endless variety of lighting effects. This, combined with a climate that is unsurpassed, provides the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy the many forms of recreation available, from relaxing in the pleasant surroundings of a winery to cruising the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds.
Marlborough is the largest and best known wine growing region in New Zealand in part due to the world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A tour of some of the regions vineyards is a must for all visitors. The annual Marlborough Wine Festival is one of Marlborugh's largest events.
There is broad range of accommodation in Marlborough for all budgets. On weekends of large events such as Marlborough Wine and Food Festival there is often a strong demand for accommodation. So book well in advance.