Marlborough may not have the snowfall and winter wonderland feel of our Queenstown destination in July but there is still plenty to do and some beautiful bluebird skies for those looking to enjoy a slightly milder winter.
The large wine country region is JUST as beautiful in winter and rolling through the vineyards on one of our Hop on Hop off buses provides a cosy, comfortable way to see the region. Also see our Scenic Tours for those looking for a private luxury experience in the Sounds.
For outdoor enthusiasts drawn to the Marlborough Sounds to challenge themselves on the Queen Charlotte track, winter is a great time to visit. It is much quieter during the winter months and the reward of sitting in front of a crackling fire and enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir upon your return is absolutely worth the slightly cooler temperatures. Many of our amazing stops will have a warm fire blazing and a delicious Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir ready for you, matched with some fresh local produce. These include: Allan Scott, Wither Hills, The Vines Village, Saint Clair and many more.
Relax and enjoy two stops in front of the fire. Other great ways to enjoy the Marlborough sounds this winter are via bike, on some of the amazing bike trails around, or kayaking out to the islands and enjoying some of the local wildlife. Visit our friends at Wilderness Guides for tours on foot, by bike and by kayak out to the sounds and the Queen Charlotte track.