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

My wife and I spent 3 night at this lodge. Everything was great : the room ( super clean and very well appointed), the food ( excellent breakfast and superb dinner) , the staff ( Karen, the General Manager is a super friendly and professional person that managed very well her excellent team), the property in general ( a beautiful lodge perfectly sitting in a wonderful garden).... We normally stay at 5 stars hotel around the globe but this one is one of the few we will remember . Thank you !!


We were on a holiday driving from Auckland to Queenstown and this was a stop in the winelands of Blenheim suggested and arranged by our tour company. We had got the ferry across from Wellington in the morning, picked up the next car and drove south for about 30 minutes. I had sorted the route so as we came into towards the Blenheim area we went to four wineries for tastings before getting to the hotel. The hotel is very close to the wineries and we got there mid afternoon. Turning down a track you go a short way down a winding track and then come to a lovely quite small looking building. We were instantly greeted by a really friendly lady who made us feel immediately welcome. Our bags were taken from the car and straight to the room while she gave us a quick walk around what used to be a convent. This is a lovely place, very peaceful, lovely grounds, lovely rooms and very homely. Pre dinner drinks were suggested in what used to be the chapel and now a lovely lounge with a small bar and was so relaxing. Dinner is equally good in a very relaxed dining room. Excellent food and service. This place is relaxed homely luxury and it was a great pity our plans only allowed one night. If you have more time than we allowed, perhaps stay two nights, or more, while taking the whole day to look around the lovely wine region.

Mike C

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

We spent three nights at The Marlborough Lodge at the end of a vacation through the South Island. What an ending! From the moment we stepped out of the car, Karen and her staff treated us like royalty; our every wish was there command! The lodge and its rooms are beautiful (stay in the Chapel room if you can); the grounds are gorgeous; the food is to-die-for -- both breakfast and dinner! This was a very self-indulgent way to end a. vacation. If I didn't live around the world from there I would definitely go back!!!