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Marlborough & Kaikoura New Zealand
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The Marlborough region is located in the north eastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand and is known for its sunny, dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and world class wines. Picton, the gateway to Marlborough, is a scenic ferry ride from Wellington.
The Marlborough Sounds are a maze of coves and bays with outstanding opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking and diving. The Queen Charlotte Track is popular for walking and mountain biking.
Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest grape growing region producing world renowned Sauvignon Blanc and other wines. There are numerous wineries to visit many with restaurants and wine tours available.
Kaikoura, a seaside settlement midway between Christchurch and Picton, is renowned for whale watching and other marine wildlife encounters such as swimming with dolphins or seals and its pelagic bird life. The Kaikoura Seafest is a popular annual food and wine event. Kaikoura is part of the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route which links it with the Hurunui District.
Great New Zealand Marlborough & Kaikoura Travel Guide includes accommodation and tourism services for Kaikoura, Blenheim, Renwick, Picton, Marlborough Sounds, Havelock, Rai Valley, Seddon and Ward.
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