Marlborough is located right in the centre of New Zealand, at the top of the South Island.


Located at the north-east corner of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough lies in the heart of the country.

Marlborough is well known for its sunny and dry climate, and seeing the best the region has to offer on our tours and cruises is the perfect way to experience this beautiful and diverse region.

Sample seafood and world-renowned Marlborough wines on a cruise in the Marlborough Sounds, walk in the native bush and enjoy the birdsong and sea views, or enjoy a wine tasting in our award-winning wine region, with carefully-curated tours hosted by our experienced guides.

Getting to Marlborough

By air

Getting to Marlborough is easy. Marlborough Airport near Blenheim is a short direct flight with Air New Zealand from Auckland or Wellington.

Sounds Air operates direct flights from Wellington to Marlborough Airport near Blenheim and to Koromiko Airport near Picton.

By ferry

Marlborough is a three-hour ferry ride from Wellington with Interislander or Bluebridge.

By car

You can drive directly to Blenheim from Nelson (1.5 hours) or Christchurch (4 hours).

By train

Board the scenic Coastal Pacific™ train for a relaxing rail journey from Christchurch to Blenheim and Picton.