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About Marlborough, New Zealand

There are two distinct sides to Marlborough: the magical waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and the wine country of Blenheim. Be sure to experience them both.

Many visitors to the South Island enjoy the interisland ferry trip, either arriving in or departing from the picturesque port town of Picton. While this gives a glimpse of the stunning Marlborough Sounds scenery, spending a bit of extra time and exploring further will definitely reward.

Charter a launch or yacht to cruise the waterways and discover quiet, secluded bays for your anchorage, or take one of the many commercial launch trips for a few hours or to experience a stay at a romantic waterfront lodge with no road access. The famed Queen Charlotte Walking Track winds its way through the forests and above the bays; and be sure to visit Captain Cook’s favourite spot in New Zealand – Ship Cove.

Head for the wine country surrounding Blenheim and sample the fabulous wines including the world beating Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. You can even tour the vineyards by bike!

You will want to stay a while so make yourself comfortable as you choose your Marlborough accommodation from a huge range of hotels, motels, motor inns and luxury boutique accommodation, or experience Kiwi hospitality in homes offering Bed & Breakfast, farmstays and homestays. There are vineyard accommodation options too.

Key towns for Marlborough accommodation are Picton, Blenheim, Havelock and the Marlborough Sounds with many other country accommodation options too.

Here is our selection of Marlborough B&B's

Sounds Vista B&B

Picton B&B

Prices from $175 to $185 per couple

In Picton, handy to ferry & 23km North of Blenheim

Great elevated views over Picton township & Harbour, 2 En-suite rooms with wet floor shower & under tile heated floor.

Phone: 03 573 8449
Mobile (and SMS): 027 405 0083
Address: 58 Dorset Street PICTON



Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park

Marlborough Sounds B&B, Farmstay

We are located at the Northern tip of the Marlborough Sounds

Wilderness Park Farmstay at the outer tip of the Queen Charlotte Sound. This farmstay includes many kilometres of walking tracks, including a two-day walk from Ship Cove to Cape Jackson lighthouse. 1500 acres of recovering native bush with fantastic marine views.

Phone: 03 579 9025
Address: Cape Jackson, Queen Charlotte Sound.


Marlborough Bed & Breakfast

Rural Marlborough B&B, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $245 to $315 per couple

10km north of Blenheim, 18km south of Picton.

Stay awhile in this idyllic tranquil haven offering luxury accommodation in an 1877 historic farmhouse set in 7 acres with mature gardens, meandering stream and abundant birdlife. You can choose the full bed and breakfast option in the Garden Suite or the delightful self contained Adelaide's Ba

Phone: 03 570 5430
Mobile (and SMS): 027 272 7932
Address: 2 Kaituna-Tuamarina Road, Tuamarina, Blenheim



Mahana Lodge

Marlborough Sounds B&B

Prices from $180 to $210 per couple

Camp Bay, Endeavour Inlet, Marlborough Sounds

Welcome to our sunny beachfront lodge in the Marlborough Sounds. Wonderful views of sea and forest. Access to the Queen Charlotte Track, or come by boat! Enjoy swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, walking, bird watching. Delicious home cooked meals. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

Phone: 03 579 8373
Address: Endeavour Inlet, Marlborough Sounds



Pelorus Heights

Havelock B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $90 to $120 per couple

4727 State Highway 6

We offer a country stay situated 6km west of Havelock township & marina on State Highway 6 (Nelson/Blenheim main highway). Enjoy our small rural holding with farm animals, fantastic views, bushwalks, trout fishing, sightseeing or fishing in the Marlborough Sounds.

Phone: 03 5742664
Mobile (and SMS): 0211621598
Address: 4727 State Highway 6 Havelock



Korohi Vineyard

Blenheim B&B, Vineyard, Hosted Self-catering

In the Marlborough Wine district, minutes out of Blenheim

Our well appointed B&B on the fringes of Blenheim offers the chance to experience the activities of a working vineyard, or just relax in tastefully decorated, quiet, private accommodation. Enjoy a healthy breakfast on the wonderfully sunny veranda. Options for families & groups too

Phone: 03 572 8868
Mobile (and SMS): 021 898892
Address: 60 Pauls Road, Rapaura, Blenheim



Straw Lodge

Blenheim B&B, Homestay, Vineyard

Prices from $335 to $395 per couple

Straw Lodge is 15mins from Blenheim CDB, 10mins from Airport

Amongst the vines of a private organic vineyard the 5 Star Straw Lodge offers quality B&B fully-hosted accommodation. Guests are accommodated in separate,private and spacious vineyard suites .

Phone: 03 572 9767
Address: 17 Fareham Lane




Marlborough Sounds B&B, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $195 to $220 per couple

19km from Picton on scenic Queen Charlotte Drive.

Our modern architectural home is nestled amongst the native ferns overlooking the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds. Spa/jacuzzi in the garden and view glow worms in the evening. Generous breakfast and evening meal available by request. Only 5km to the Queen Charlotte Walkway, 2 min to jetty/beach.

Phone: 03 5742080
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 814 388
Address: 1744 Queen Charlotte Drive The Grove RD1 PICTON



Ngaio Bay Ecostay B&B

Marlborough Sounds B&B, Homestay

Prices from $260 to $360 per couple

4km before French Pass, overlooking D'urville Island,

Experience Ngaio Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds near French Pass. Enjoy wilderness, private sandy beach, welcoming hosts, scrumptious meals, fire-heated bath on the beach, organic garden, stunning sunsets, comfortable , private accommodation.

Phone: 03 576 5287
Address: Ngaio Bay, 5693 Croiselles-FrenchPass Rd


Olde Mill House B&B & Cycle Hire

Blenheim B&B, Homestay

Prices from $120 to $150 per couple

10min Blenheim 40min Picton/Havelock 2hr Nelson 1.5 Kaikoura

When you stay with us you not get a free Wine tour bike you also enjoy Free Wi-Fi, Spa, Airport/Bus/Train transfers and a great continetal breakfast. We have 3 refurbished rooms Queen, King & King/Twin single all with ensuite bathrooms Views over the beautiful garden to the Richmond Ranges.

Phone: 03 572 8458
Freephone: 0800 653 262
Address: 9 Wilson st



Okiwa Bay Lodge, Anakiwa

Marlborough Sounds B&B, Homestay

Prices from $240 to $305 per couple

Okiwa Bay Lodge, 169 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa. RD1 Picton 7281

Architecturally designed our large,modern lodge with four guest rooms caters for people who enjoy peace and tranquillity and the special things that nature has to offer. Enjoy the spectacular, panoramic views looking down the Queen Charlotte Sound. Beautiful 3-course evening meals by arrangement.

Phone: 03 574 2527
Address: 169 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa



Off the Mapp

Rural Marlborough Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $250 to $495 per couple

Top of the Waihopai Valley, one hour drive from Blenheim, Marlborough.

Off the Mapp has 3 different 'Unique & Boutique' self catering accommodations on a High Country Station. Stay in the Cob Quarters, Boundary Creek Cabin or Cottage.

Phone: 035724222
Address: 4597 Waihopai Valley Road



Ryland Estate

Blenheim B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $150 to $200 per couple

10 minutes from Blenheim town; and 20 minutes from Picton.

Lovely tranquil setting amongst our beautiful gardens, alongside the Wairau River and in the midst of Marlborough's finest vineyards, cellar doors and restaurants. 10 minutes from Blenheim airport and town and 20 minutes from the Picton ferry. Cherry picking in season in our on site orchards.

Phone: 03 572 8892
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 739 399
Address: 92 Pauls Road; Rd3; Blenheim


Stay on Stephenson

Blenheim B&B, Hosted Self-catering

Prices from $220 per couple

5 minutes from the town centre.

We have a self-contained unit that has a bedroom and ensuite with a large lounge and kitchenette a sink, microwave, bench oven, fridge, Wifi, Sky TV and DVD. There are two queen rooms upstairs, one with an ensuite. We are a 5 minute walk to the town centre. Your Breakfast is delivered to your room.

Phone: 0274716166
Mobile (and SMS): 0274716166
Address: 26a Stephenson Street Blenheim


The Red Roof

Marlborough Sounds B&B, Homestay

Prices from $120 to $180 per couple

40 minutes West of Picton 15 minutes East of Havelock

We welcome you to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, to enjoy some friendly Kiwi hospitality. This could be your base to explore the surrounding area, with walking tracks, mountain biking, boating, and kayaking right at your doorstep. With prior notice we can also pack lunches and evening meals.

Phone: 03 3138555
Mobile (and SMS): 0211337977
Address: 7 Thompson Place, Anakiwa


Green Gables Bed & Breakfast

Blenheim B&B

30 minutes to Picton ferry. 20 minutes to Blenheim airport.

Green Gables Bed and Breakfast - Situated on the banks of the picturesque Opawa River.1.5 Kilometers from Blenheim town centre on State Highway 1 travelling south to Christchurch. 30 minutes to the Picton ferry.

Phone: 03 577 9205
Address: 3011 State Highway 1 Blenheim




Here is a useful map of Marlborough B&B's ....


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Sounds Vista B and B

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Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park

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Marlborough Bed and Breakfast

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Ngaio Bay Ecostay B and B

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Olde Mill House B and B and Cycle Hire

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Okiwa Bay Lodge, Anakiwa

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Stay on Stephenson

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Green Gables Bed and Breakfast

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