For those who live here and those who visit, Marlborough's beauty is obvious and immediately enveloping.
From the sprawling plains of vineyards - glossy green in spring and summer, and burnt orange in autumn - fringed by rolling hills and snowy peaks in the distance, to the lush coves and tranquil green waters of the Marlborough Sounds it's amazingly diverse but consistantly gorgeous. It's a keep-your-camera-ready sort of place where you'll happily fill your memory card in no time.
Sunrises and sunsets light up the skies with astounding colour, and during the day - being the sunniest region in New Zealand, it's usually sunny - the brilliant blue skies cast an ever-changing light over this stunning region.
For those who haven't experienced it or want to relive a previous visit, check out this new Tourism New Zealand video:
Tourism New Zealand - Souvenirs from Reel Factory on Vimeo.
The tranquillity and peace will be disturbed in May when our contractors arrive to begin a large scale renovation of the property to transform it into a high end luxurious lodge to welcome guests from all over the world.
Come November The Marlborough Lodge will open its doors and offer guests 10 contemporary suites over two floors, each a unique luxurious haven with brand new ensuites and balcony access.
Downstairs, a new commercial kitchen will be home to a team of chefs who will create delicious breakfasts to give you a great start to the day, appetising canapés prepared demonstration kitchen-style to help you wind down at the end, leading on to a lavish 3-course dinner accompanied by local and international wine.
Also downstairs, two dining areas, a lounge, bar and library – all refurbished with a modern vintage vibe – will give you plenty of options for relaxation or business.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates on the renovations and glimpses of the finished lodge as each part comes to gorgeous fruition.