Visit Marlborough in winter, and you can’t help but notice it doesn’t slow the locals down any. Winter mornings deliver a snow globe presentation of our countryside with faraway frost-tipped mountains and icy grass, giving the perfect excuse to start the morning with a snug fireside cup of tea. By the time the sun is out, everything melts into a sunny, warm day. When Marlborough is at your doorstep, no matter the season, there are amazing hiking trails to discover, water excursions through the Marlborough Sounds, foodie culture, and of course, enough wine to bathe in if you were so inclined.
For all of you travelling Lions here to support the British and Irish Lions rugby team, Marlborough welcomes you as an ideal location to pop down, up, or across to between games. The best part about our country is it’s small enough to region hop easily, coming and going in as little as a day. From Wellington, you can choose between a short twenty-five minute flight or a stunning three and a half hour ferry ride through the Marlborough Sounds. We are often told that flying over or ferrying through the Marlborough Sounds is the most unexpectedly beautiful thing our guests have encountered on their trip.
With that in mind, we have put together a special deal that gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful region of Marlborough.
Discover Marlborough with our Winter Deal
Together with Cougar Line, we deliver the best of both worlds in just one day with our Waterways and Wine package. Start with a cruise and brunch in the Sounds and wine down with a wine tour in the afternoon. With this package, you will depart the picturesque seaside town of Picton and be whisked through the Queen Charlotte Sound, often joined by sea life and dolphins, to the Bay of Many Coves resort for a waterside brunch. Since Bay of Many Coves is boat-access only, it’s the perfect way to discover this local gem surrounded by lush forest of manuka, pongas and nikau palms. On your return to Picton, you’ll be transported with one of our knowledgeable guides through a selection of some of Marlborough’s top wineries for a wine tour. Marlborough’s wine industry is world renowned for the distinctive style wines it produces, and there really is something to suit everyone.
Winter Deal Details
Depart: 9:00 am (Check-in at 8:30 am)
Return to Picton: 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Price per person: $158.00
Ready for a winter excursion?
We’d love to show you what makes Marlborough special and turn your day out of the rugby stands into the experience of a lifetime. It’s never been a better time to visit our beautiful region, and we can have you back on the sidelines restored and ready to roar the house down. Let us know if you’re interested in booking our Winter Deal, or would like more information.0