Day Trips + Outdoor Pursuits

The Marlborough Official Travel Guide is your best go-to for all the details you need for the many day trips, walking tracks and activities on offer. There is plenty of inspiration including leisure or mountain biking; local golf courses; historical, wildlife and conservation sites, in fact everything you need to take in our brilliant backyard.

For maps and details on some of the many Mountain Bike Trails find out more here Marlborough Mountainbike Club

Cruise, kayak or fish the Marlborough Sounds, you can spend the day exploring this winding network of sounds, islands, and peninsulas which according to Maori Mythology are the prows of the sunken wakas of Aoraki. There is around 20% of NZ’s coastline to explore in the sounds, with plenty of day trips and activities to choose from.  

For a fun day out, take a Kayak Hobbit Tour on the Pelorus River    

Kayak New Zealand's Most Beautiful River

Get the ultimate bird's eye view by taking a stunning Marlborough Sounds scenic flight. Pelorus Air offer a fabulous service and you can either book directly with them or take our exclusive Flight and Picnic Package which will have you picked up and dropped off back at the hotel.

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Within a 1.5 hours drive you can take a trip south on the east coast to South Marlborough and Kaikoura, a unique part of the country and a part of our backyard. Walk the track to Cape Campbell, or take in many of the natural marine wonders on show. From the road, spend time watching the seal colonies and sea bird life, opt to swim with the dolphins, or take in the ultimate marine experience and go Whale Watching. There is also more than one option along the way to get a feed of fresh NZ crayfish or the freshest fish and chips 

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong

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