Marlborough offers some of the most diverse and interesting accommodation in New Zealand. With its temperate climate and dry sunny days accommodation is designed for indoor comfort as well as for relaxing and enjoying the outdoor scenic vistas. There are over 70 wineries in the Marlborough region creating great locations for cottages, villas and bed and breakfasts. These types of accommodation are unique in character and offer features such as open fires, quality furnishings, fine food and stunning rural views. They are an excellent base from which to explore the cellar doors and attractions of the Marlborough region.
As in most areas of New Zealand, motor lodges and motels are easy to find and offer a comfortable stay at a good price. Most have excellent facilities for families including playgrounds, pools and BBQ areas and they are nearly all in a central location, making it easy to get around. The service is friendly and breakfast can be ordered to your room when required. Marlborough has a good choice of top class hotels, some of which offer facilities for Weddings and Conferences. Hotels are mostly found in Blenheim and Picton with both towns providing a relaxed and laid back country charm. Marlborough attractions and activities occur both on the land and on the water.
The Marlborough Sounds and nearby Pelorus Sound offer all types of boating pursuits from yacht charters and fishing charters to kayaking adventures, launch hire, scenic tours and eco tours. Havelock is known as the mussel capital of the world and from here you can find out everything you need to know about the farming of green shelled mussels as well as taste the final product. Word is in Marlborough the mussel’s taste best with a local Sauvignon Blanc. On land the most well known attraction is the Queen Charlotte track, a 4 -5 day adventure walk with accommodation and some meals included. Marlborough tours enhance your holiday further with 4 wheel drive tours to the highlands, cultural tours, horse treks, guided tramps and scenic tours just some of the activities on offer.
Marlborough Sounds has a style of accommodation to suit all budgets with backpacker accommodation, holiday parks and hostels available for those who just need a place to stay after a day of action. Some budget accommodation is offered within superior resorts which allow you to take advantage of their facilities. Marlborough accommodation takes advantage of the natural surroundings with many properties offering water, bush or mountain views as part of the package.