Private Tours

Bespoke Driving Tours: (POA)

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.

Below are some of the options available in the area

  • Omaka Heritage Museum – Sir Peter Jackson’s personal collection of World 1 & World war 2 aircraft are displayed depicting actual events. The rare memorabilia on display is worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted “trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself a must for any visitor to the area
  • Art Galleries & Sightseeing – visit local painters and ceramists in their private studios and combine this with a sightseeing tour of the coastline of the region
  • Artisan Food producers and wineries – the region has an abundance of artisan producers such as Manuka Honey, Goats Cheese, Black Garlick, Wild game Charcuterie, Mussels, Clams, Hazelnuts, Saffron, handmade chocolates and many more to choose from to create a fabulous day of food & wine.
  • Sheep farm visit – the backbone of the country for many years the visit will provide you with a sheep encounter and a great insight into the industry and how it has evolved
  • Gardens of the area – having the most sunshine hours in the country a good level of rain and fertile soil has created the perfect environment for a diverse range of magnificent gardens within the region.
  • Maori Cultural site & wood carving gallery
  • Culture & History
  • Eco tours/Bird watching
  • Nature Walks

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What our customers say

Amazing! The Marlborough Lodge is just amazing! Wonderful room with a perfect bedding. Huge bathroom. Refined decoration. The convent, separate from the the main premise, is a unique place to have an appetitive before the diner. Very nice and professional staff. Interesting wine list. A place to be in the Marlborough Region.

FM – Belgium

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

Wonderful Surprise. My husband booked us here as a treat whilst traveling around the area. It was a truly lovely stay. We wish we booked longer! The staff is brilliant and friendly - always smiling and quick to offer anything we might have needed. The property - WOW! It is incredibly well cared for and decorated to be current whilst maintaining the integrity and the history of the building (a challenge few people get spot on - they do!) . We will surely be back - hopefully when it is warmer so we can take advantage of the pool and more outdoor activities. Still well worth the stay in the offseason - the wineries are still open in June!

Ellie Z

Extraordinary luxury hotel. This hotel simply could not be improved upon! The building is lovely with an effortlessly elegant decor. We had a large suite with a second room for our son, separated by a huge bathroom. The room was perfect, with just the right amount of flair and panache without feeling overdone. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were fantastic. The whole property has several wrap around porches, which are great for sitting outside and taking in the stunning views of the property, including a small vineyard. The setting is so serene — you are minutes from the local wineries and restaurants but you feel completely away from everything. We went on a tour with the gardener, who showed us the chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast every day!) and beautiful stream and plants. There are lots of citrus trees and gardens on the grounds. In the evenings, we enjoyed canapés and wine in a small chapel on the property, next to a roaring fire. And the food was delicious throughout! We enjoyed our evening dinners immensely and also had very tasty breakfasts, including local preserves and fresh juice. The staff was super friendly and made all of us, including our 8-year old son, feel so welcome. The manager was wonderful and made sure we all felt special. I would highly recommend this location.

CK107 – San Francisco