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

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

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!


A must stay! This place is incredible - located on a great piece of property very close to the airport and has amazing views. It has great food and wine and the rooms and staff are great people. Outdoor fire place where they host pre dinner drinks every night - a must stay if you visit this area!

Mathew K – Bedminster, New Jersey