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

Tastefuly furnished with a Nespresso machine, pods, and gorgeous fresh creamery milk. Great shower with lovely toiletries provided...and great 4G WiFi. Don't stay here if you want Cook...but why would you when you've got some of the best chefs and wine the area has at Hans Herzog Bistro, Restaurant and vineyard across the road.

gay sweeney

It was a typically crisp Autumn evening so we started with a glass of bubbles and delicious canapés beside the huge outdoor fire. We could just as easily have settled into the comfy sofas inside the chapel, now transformed into a cosy space for pre-dinner drinks, wine tastings, and browsing a range of beautiful NZ-made gifts. This was not our first visit to The Marlborough Lodge, but the first since the change of guard the kitchen. The menu changes daily and is a showcase of local produce with a touch of European flair. Portions are generous and our plates were bare when they returned to the kitchen. That says it all. The Lodge effortlessly combines elegance with comfort and under Karen's stewardship the staff are efficient and friendly and knowledgeable too. We locals are lucky to have a place of this calibre on our doorstep, visitors who stay here are just lucky.

Donna M

My dad and I stayed here for 4 nights, actually it was so good, we extended! From the rooms, to breakfast and dinner, to the grounds and staff, the lodge exceeds even the most distinguished expectations! I have stayed in the best hotels around the world, but The Marlborough Lodge is without hesitation one of those places where you will always remember every detail because they exceeded in every category! Can't wait to return!

ThomasNY

Our entire stay was absolutely amazing. Our room was spacious and very comfortable with beautiful views of the vineyards. This property is exceptional in every way, the gardens breathtakingly beautiful. Breakfast and dinner were included as were drinks and canapés before dinner outside . Karen and staff were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. The Lodge has bikes and we went for a pleasurable ride through the vineyards . A truly fabulous and memorable stay.

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