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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.
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.
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.
Prices from $175 to $185 per couple
In Picton, handy to ferry & 23km North of Blenheim
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
Blenheim B&B, Homestay, Vineyard
Prices from $335 to $395 per couple
Straw Lodge is 15mins from Blenheim CDB, 10mins from Airport
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
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
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.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274716166
Address: 26a Stephenson Street Blenheim
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
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.
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.
Rural Marlborough Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $250 to $495 per couple
Top of the Waihopai Valley, one hour drive from Blenheim, Marlborough.
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.
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 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
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.
Marlborough bed and breakfasts include: