Luxury Accommodation in Marlborough, Blenheim and Kaikoura
Properties within the Marlborough, Blenheim and Kaikoura area
Properties outside the Marlborough, Blenheim and Kaikoura area
- Picton Guest and Hosted - 5 Star
Kia ora, a warm welcome to McCormick House. Your Kiwi hosts Jeanne and Carl, offer luxury 5 star accommodation in Picton New Zealand. Set in a quiet, sunny location on half an acre of private established, native gardens, historic McCormick House is ideally located just 3 minutes drive from Picton Interisland ferry and train station. Only minutes walk from Picton town centre, cafés, restaurants, galleries, seaside vistas, kayaking,dolphin watching and an ideal base for walking the Queen Charlotte Track. close to Marlborough wineries and stunning scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound. Relax in style at your eco friendly, boutique bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in Picton Marlborough Sounds.
Nearby activities: Flightseeing, Paragliding, Arts & Crafts, Cultural Attractions, Heritage Attractions, Museums, Farms, Gardens, Scenic Attractions, Wineries, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Golf, Horse Treks, Miscellaneous Madness, Walking/Trekking, Boat Cruises, Diving, Sailing, Saltwater Canoeing & Kayaking, Bird Watching, Dolphins, Other Wildlife, Penguins, Seals, Whale Watching
Nearby popular destinations: Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs
- Kaikoura Guest and Hosted - 5 Star
Fyffe Country Lodge is a stunning Kaikoura landmark accommodation, a boutique lodge offering both luxury accommodation and a licensed NZ award-winning restaurant. Set in the Elms Estate, the lodge's construction features hand made mud blocks, imported Canadian cedar and recycled native New Zealand timbers. The suites at this luxury lodge accommodation in Kaikoura are appropriate for those caught up in the activities of Kaikoura and are looking for a character retreat. Our luxury lodge accommodation in Kaikoura offers: Kingsize Beds with ensuite Continental or full Breakfast Use of all Lodge Facilities Licensed Restaurant & Bar Off road secure parking Courtesy airport/railway transfers Laundry Facilities Security Safe available Internet access - Wireless and broadband Retail- Possum and merino products
Nearby activities: Arts & Crafts, Galleries, Golf, Walking/Trekking, Salt Water Fishing, Dolphins, Whale Watching
Nearby popular destinations: Marlborough, Nelson, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch/Akaroa
Marlborough Blenheim & Kaikoura
Marlborough Region is situated on the north-eastern corner of the South Island, due west of Wellington.
Visitors may fly direct to Blenheim, Marlborough's main town, or take the ferries from Wellington to Picton, the local port in Queen Charlotte Sound. Sunny and dry, Marlborough is sheltered by nearby hills and mountains, and is renowned for its vineyards, delicious food, scenic boat cruising and forest walks.
Blenheim (population 26,000) is an attractive and peaceful town of parks and gardens. Although it has the low-key ambience of rural New Zealand, it has sophisticated cafés, restaurants and bed and breakfast accommodation usually found in larger centres.
Main Attractions / Activities
With the country's largest area of vineyards, Marlborough's major attraction is vineyard visits, wine tasting and cafes. To the north, the sheltered, drowned valleys of the Marlborough Sounds are a boating and fishing paradise.
The quaint waterfront village of Picton is the starting point for an idyllic marine playground, indented with many secluded coves, pristine beaches and sheltered waterways. With 1500km of shoreline, Marlborough offers unlimited opportunities for cruising, sailing, diving and fishing.
One of Marlborough's most scenic hikes is the 67km Queen Charlotte walk, a combination of both forest and coastal scenery. Closer to Blenheim, the Wither Hills Farm Park has a network of trails affording expansive views. On the northern side of the Wairau Valley, Mt Richmond Forest Park is also popular for hiking.
Marlborough wine trail
Marlborough garden tours
Launch or yacht cruise in the Sounds
Marlborough art and craft trail
Gourmet lunch or dinner at a vineyard or town restaurant
Queen Charlotte Walkway
The BMW Wine Marlborough Festival, second weekend in February:
Brancott Estate Vineyard is an idyllic setting for NZ's foremost Summer celebration of wine, food and jazz. The BMW Wine Marlborough Festival is a highlight of the New Zealand wine calendar and attracts over 7000 people from around the world.
Not only is it a chance to sample some of the best wines in the world, but it is your chance to experience the gourmet bounty of Marlborough. Culinary delights such as wild Venison and Pork, Salmon, west coast Whitebait, and Greenshell Mussels grace the gourmet stage at the festival.
Educational and informative wine and food tutorials run throughout the day have been extremely popular over the past few years with many sessions selling out.
Classic Fighters Air Show (biennial event - next event 2005).
Omaka Aerodrome is home to a growing number of original and replica aircraft from The Great War, right through until the 1950's, and most of these take part in the formation flying and dogfights. Three full days of family entertainment. Aviation theme dominates but with strong interaction with vehicles, set pieces and ground theatre.
Blenheim - the main town of Marlborough and base for vineyard visits
Picton - Marlborough's port and main centre for sounds trips
Main Attractions / Activities
Kaikoura is world famous for whale-watching, as the whales migrate along the coastline.
Whale watching, dolphin watching, swimming with dolphins, seal swimming, shark diving, scenic flights, helicopter and plane whale watching, albatross tours, stalagmite and stalactite cave, horse treks.
Kaikoura - A coastline town home to whale watching adventures
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