Local activities in Marlborough
We are 12 Kilometres from Havelock, the Mussel capital of New Zealand in the Marlborough Sounds. Take a fishing charter, join the Mail Boat aboard the Pelorus Express, enjoy a Greenshell Mussel Cruise with Marlborough Travel or for the more energetic go sea kayaking. Visit the Havelock Gallery and Eyes on Nature Exhibition Centre and see our world’s natural history from above and below the water.
Enjoy a meal at the numerous cafes, and just sit back and watch the boats coming and going from the marina.
There are many short and longer bush walks in the Malborough Sounds and Mt Richmond Forest park.
For multi-day hiking: the Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's best coastal walks.
Day tours that capture the rural spirit of Marlborough its scenery, nature, people, and history. Seal Eco Tour, Bike Wine and Dine in the Country Tour, Lunch in the Vines Tour, One Day Molesworth High Country Tour: www.molesworthtours.co.nz
Marlborough is home to a range of artists who work in a variety of mediums. Scenic Marlborough inspires talented painters, sculptors, weavers and potters. The Art and Craft Trail guides you to studios and galeries.
Karen Neal Artist - Wildlife Paintings, Portraits & Pet Portraits - www.wild-impressions.co.nz
Marlborough is one of the world's finest wine-producing regions. World famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vineyards. Take a vineyard tour - fully organized wine tours visiting wineries or self guided by private transport. Wine tasting is a great way to spend a day while taking in the sights along the way. The region also offers abundance of local produce and an extensive range of restaurants and eateries.
Annual events – Grape Ride; St Clair ½ Marathon; Havelock Mussel Festival; Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre & biennial air show, Marlborough Food & Wine Festival; Garden Marlborough.