Activities - Blenheim Marlborough


Marlborough has a host of activities to keep you busy during your time here. Whether it's sipping wine in one of many of the iconic Marlborough Vineyards, sampling the alfresco dining or enjoying the most of what the Marlborough Sounds has to offer The Knightsbridge can help plan and book your activities while in Marlborough.

Marlborough Fishing Charters

Discover the Magic of Marlborough

Marlborough Fishing Charters offer fun-filled trips to the Marlborough Sounds
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Marlborough Fishing Charters

Discover the Magic of Marlborough

Enjoy the tranquility of Marlborough’s sheltered waterways, catch some fish and experience the area in a way that only Sounds Connection can bring it to you. Visit some of the Sounds resorts or tailor the trip to suit you. The Marlborough Sounds is an extensive cruising and fishing area, with the total Sounds area equating to a fifth of New Zealand’s coastline. That’s about 1,500km of magical waterways to explore. And who knows, you just might catch a gem in the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds!
  • 3 Hour Fishing Charter
  • 5 Hour Fishing Charter
  • 8 Hour Fishing Charter

Eco World Aquarium

Great little aquarium on the Picton foreshore

EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff strive to give you outstanding, intimate experiences.
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Eco World Aquarium

Great little aquarium on the Picton foreshore

EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff strive to give you outstanding, intimate experiences. We help you discover, have fun, sharing with you some of New Zealand's amazing native animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds.



EcoWorld Picton Aquarium is home to many different fish species from the Marlborough Sounds, as well as Little Blue penguins, Mystical Seahorse, Ancient Tuatara, Giant Weta, Lizards, Turtles and Kakariki.

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Sea Kayaking - Walking - Mountain Biking

Sea Kayaking - Walking - Mountain Biking
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Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Sea Kayaking - Walking - Mountain Biking

As the oldest, and most experienced, adventure tourism company in Marlborough, you can be assured that your Marlborough Sounds holiday with us will be a special experience.

The Marlborough Sounds offer a spectacular environment for adventures. The 70 kilometre Queen Charlotte Track are a hiking and mountain-biking paradise. Surrounding the Queen Charlotte Track you’ll find 1500 kilometres of breathtaking Marlborough Sounds’ coastine – one fifth of New Zealand’s total coastline – a magical place for exploring by sea kayak.

Sara, Dave and the team at MSAC love organising and delivering great holidays that feature the best of the Sounds. Whether you have half a day or five to spend here, contact us for your next adventure…just the way you like it.

Sea Kayak Adventures

Sea Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds

Sea Kayak Adventures is the kayaker’s sea kayak company
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Sea Kayak Adventures

Sea Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds

We specialize in guided sea kayaking for small or large groups to the remote and unspoiled areas of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds from one day to many. Click here to find out more!

Beachcomber Cruises

Cruise & Walk the Marlborough Sounds

Offering the world famous Mail Boat cruise!
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Beachcomber Cruises

Cruise & Walk the Marlborough Sounds

Beachcomber Cruises are the Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialists. Proudly family owned and operated by Tony & Margaret since 2006, our boats are out on the water 364 days of the year rain or shine.

Our fleet is made up of seven vessels operating throughout the Queen Charlotte Sound. These boats vary in size and can cater for groups, functions and weddings. We also offer a range of cruises including our New Zealand Post Mail Run and a private water taxi service operated under the Picton Water Taxis brand.

Beachcomber Cruises are proud to work within an environment as stunning and naturally beautiful as the Marlborough Sounds. When you cruise with us, you cruise in safety and comfort, aboard vessels designed to highlight the fantastic scenery and surroundings. Our skippers have a comprehensive knowledge of the Sounds which they enjoy sharing with you. The friendly offfice staff ensure the smooth operation of our services and are Queen Charlotte Track itinerary specialists.

We know that a journey with us is one you will never forget and hope you will choose to travel with Beachcomber Cruises.

Wilderness Guides

Your guides to the Marlborough Sounds

Wilderness Guides can show you the Marlborough Sounds like no-one else!
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Wilderness Guides

Your guides to the Marlborough Sounds

Wilderness Guides can show you the Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds like no-one else!

We live, work and play in this fantastic region - your guides are local people, have grown up here and call this area home. Our passion for this place is obvious and our commitment to our unique environment genuine. The Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Track, at the top of the South Island, is fast becoming the place of choice for visitors looking for wilderness and adventure - yet with all the comforts!

Classic Wings

www.omaka.org.nz

Vintage Aeroplane Joyrides!
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Classic Wings

www.omaka.org.nz

Our Boeing Stearman is configured with three seats so that couples can travel together in the front cockpit and share the wonderful experience of flying over the stunning scenery of New Zealand's premier wine-growing region of Marlborough. We have a range of different flights available covering a broad spectrum of attractive localities around the province. So come on over and fly with us. You'll enjoy a unique vintage aviation experience with Classic Wings!

Cougar Line Water Taxi

Walks & Cruises

The complete water taxi service
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Cougar Line Water Taxi

Walks & Cruises

Cougar Line, Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 25 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track, resorts and private homes along the Marlborough Sounds. You can trust Cougar Line to ensure your Marlborough Sounds experience goes to plan.

Providing a fast and efficient water taxi service to all resorts, lodges and private jettys along the Queen Charlotte Sound with scheduled daily departures Cougar Line has gained a reputation for quality vessels, outstanding service and provides a fast and efficient service to and from the Queen Charlotte Track each day.
  • Cruise & Walk
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Group Cruises
  • Track Transfers

10 Pin Bowling

Simcox Indoor Sports Centre

With the Latest Bowling Technology Blenheim Indoor Sports is the Place to go!
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10 Pin Bowling

Simcox Indoor Sports Centre

Now you can never have the excuse of doing “nothing much” in your spare time. It doesn't matter if you are out to bowl a perfect score of 300 or would rather casually bowl with some friends who aren't afraid of the odd gutter ball, Blenheim Indoor Sports is the place for you.

With fully automated scoring, neon bowling, music pumping and the latest sports events happening on the big screens, you are sure to be entertained.

We supply the ball and shoes. Pay a visit to our fully stocked bar and you can choose from a great selection of cold drinks, beer or local wine, along with a range of snacks and hot food to make your bowling experience a great time out. Then once you are finished you can stay for an extra drink and enjoy the action on our indoor sports courts and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Brayshaw Heritage Park

A Treasure Chest of Marlborough's Unique Heritage
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Brayshaw Heritage Park

Brayshaw Heritage Park is a unique park occupying several acres of attractive parkland near Blenheim’s south-west boundary. Established in 1968, the Park is home to a number of organisations

  • Marlborough Historical Society
  • Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery
  • The Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) Marlborough Branch
  • Marlborough Associated Modellers Inc

Rainbow Ski Area

Winter Fun for Everyone

A Great Club Field for the Beginner or the Advanced!
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Rainbow Ski Area

Winter Fun for Everyone

Rainbow Ski Area is high in the north of this great mountain chain within the world famous Nelson/Marlborough lifestyle region. Reaching a height of over 1760 metres, Rainbow captures regular winter snow, complemented by extensive snow making, all superbly groomed to create a stunning winter playground.

The wide uncrowded slopes and well groomed trails provide superb terrain for beginners and intermediates while advanced skiers can challenge themselves in the high powder runs and chutes. Snowboarders love the varied terrain, jumps, bumps and drops. A terrain park has been developed, offering more thrills & spills for adventurous boarders and skiers.
  • Cafe
  • Full Rental
  • Ski repair and maintenance
  • Shop for clothing & accessories
  • First aid and emergency services
  • Ski & Snowboard school
  • Snow-making facilities
  • Two snow groomers

E-Ko Tours

Marlborough's Dolphin Swimming Specialists

E-Ko Tours are Marlborough’s dolphin swimming and wildlife specialists
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E-Ko Tours

Marlborough's Dolphin Swimming Specialists

E-Ko Tours are Marlborough’s dolphin swimming and wildlife specialists. Whether you want an exclusive opportunity to swim with wild and free dolphins or take part in the only guided wildlife sanctuary experience in the Queen Charlotte Sound, E-Ko has a tour to suit you.

We are owned and operated by local entrepreneur Paul Keating, his neighbours – the father son duo of Mark and Jack Randall and a long-time friend Alan Lawson.

E-Ko Tours was founded with a vision of developing a business that would be a force in local conservation and education. Our staff are volunteers for Guardians of the Sounds, are trained by Project Jonah as marine mammal medics and we utilize our resources to assist the Department of Conservation (DOC) with their kiwi breeding program – Project Nest Egg.

Since opening for business we have won the Tourism Industry Award for Innovation in Eco-Tourism and last year we were inducted into Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame.

If you would like to know more you can visit our website www.e-ko.nz or you can ask the lovely folks at The Knightsbridge Blenheim.
Reservations 0800 108 444
112 Middle Renwick Rd, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3 578 0818
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