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Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $1,899

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $5,625

See New Zealand's splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown and more!

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights) $2,595

Discover the very best of New Zealand on Topdeck's Grand Kiwi tour between Auckland and Christchurch. From North Island's Bay of Islands and Tongariro National Park to South Island's Milford Sound and Fox Glacier, New Zealand's incredibly diverse natural beauty is revealed. Visit cool Wellington, quaint Christchurch and adventure capital Queenstown; anyone for a bungy jump?! As the locals would say, Topdeck's Grand Kiwi is sweet as bro!

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $8407

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see' attractions through the North and South Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine regions of the Wairarapa and Blenheim.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $5,353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see' Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

The Marlborough Sounds are best explored on water, with a range of cruises and activities from a self-guided kayak excursion to sailing on a luxury yacht. Get active by swimming with dolphins, diving or fishing in the Sounds. Hike the length of the Queen Charlotte Track as it winds its way through native forest, along view filled ridges and beside idyllic coves. 

Top Things to See and Do:

  1. Take in a winery tour, be it by car, coach or bicycle
  2. Sample and shop for local produce from the farm gate
  3. Visit a distillery or brewery to taste locally produced beers and liqueurs
  4. Visit local parks and award-winning gardens
  5. Explore the vibrant seaport town of Picton
  6. Go on a sea kayaking safari
  7. Visit the Edwin Fox, the world's 9th oldest ship, in Picton Harbour
  8. Visit the historic gold mining township of Canvastown 

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring  8°C to 18°C  
Summer 12°C to 23°C  
Fall  8°C to 19°C  
Winter 3°C to 13°C  

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