Experiences

Marlborough and the top of New Zealand's South Island is a treasure trove of food, wine, arts, culture and scenery just waiting to be explored, and The Marlborough Lodge sits right in the heart of it all.

Take a look at what appeals to you and we can help you plan your itinerary whilst you're staying with us. Self drive or let us organise a guided tour with one of our excellent partners. Alternatively, if you wish to stay close to home, there is plenty happening at the Lodge everyday within the 16 acre estate.

Please contact us so that we can make your stay as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible:

[email protected] | +64 3 570 5770

 

 

On Site Activities

On site activities available at The Marlborough Lodge

Wine

Marlborough is recognised as one of the premium wine regions of the world. It is New Zealand's leading and largest wine region producing 70% of all of New Zealand's wine.

Cruises

The Marlborough Sounds is made up of four distinctively different Sounds – Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus, and Mahau – the winding waterways and sheltered bays and the abundance of marine life and native flora make for great cruising whichever way you choose

Flights

Explore the hidden areas of the Marlborough Sounds, view the sights of the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, fly down the east coast to Kaikoura, experience the Able Tasman or perhaps take a trip to Wellington and visit TePapa.

Private Tours

We can create a bespoke tour of Marlborough and top of the South Island in a luxury vehicle with a driver/guide at a time and duration that suits you with an itinerary designed to cover your areas of interest.

Wellness at The Marlborough Lodge

Relax and unwind with a massage the ultimate afternoon treat

Swimming

New Zealand’s best dolphin swimming experience can be found in the shimmering, flat waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Swimming with wild dolphins is a genuine bucket list activity

Kayak, Hiking, Mountain Bike

With 1500km of coastline to explore, stretching from just north of Kaikoura to the tip of D'Urville Island, the Marlborough Sounds is a truly remarkable sea kayaking, hiking and mountain biking destination.

Fishing

Excellent fly fishing can be had in the Marlborough region in the Wairau River which is a wide braided river with more than 140 klms of untamed fishing heaven in the upper and lower reaches.

Golf

Located among vineyards you’ll enjoy the scenery and course challenge when you play at Marlborough Golf Course, Fairhall, Blenheim - the region’s premier course.

Whale Watching

Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show along the Kaikoura coast and are year-round residents. May – August is the time of year to go looking for whales in the Cook Strait as it is the annual migration of the Baleen Species of Whales.

Ski

Rainbow Ski Area is high in the north of this great mountain chain within the world-famous Nelson/Marlborough lifestyle region.

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What our customers say

A former convent on 16 beautifully landscaped acres updated to the highest standard. Our stay was was one of the highlights of our visit to New Zealand. Foremost in our experience was the warm attention of Manager Karen and Owner Angela which carried through the entire staff. The building is charming, the gardens beautiful.

Win Fowler

From stepping out of our car to the moment we left ,after two days stay at Marlborough,we were cosseted and cared for in every detail.The house and gardens are breathtaking ,and created with attention to the minutest detail. The hospitality is second to none and the food is out of this world,having travelled extensively over 50 years,we can say that Marlborough Lodge is exceptional , thank you to all the lovely people who made our stay so very enjoyable

Stanley B

How anybody could not give this 5 stars is beyond me! From the initial greeting with a lovely sauvignon ( Giesen) to the great food and gorgeous room upstairs with a view over the recently renovated chapel everything was wonderful. Go for a walk round the gardens as they are very pretty and lots of fruit to pick. The predinner drinks are free flowing and sitting out by the fire even on warm night was a perfect way to start the evening. We took the Lodge bikes and did a wine tour on the bikes - was flat and taking it steady was a lovely way to see the area and taste lots of the wine. Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Marlborough. Thank you to Karren and all her team

DerekIlkley

Fantastic place, delicious food (much better than some Michelin star restaurants), excellent wine list, and... fresh orange juice for breakfast (trust me, it’s mission impossible all around New Zealand). Very elegance and modern furnished room (but too small - we recommend to choose more spacious suites) Very clean))) if this is important for you It was our best experience in NZ!

Natali