Marlborough is a region at the north-eastern end of the of , chock full of great food to eat and intriguing sights to see. It is renowned for its high sunshine hours, New Zealand's largest wine-growing area, whale and fur seal watching off the Coast and the sunken valleys of the , where most of the world's green-lipped mussels are harvested.

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is the most populous town in the Marlborough wine-growing region in the north-east of the of .

is a small but important town at the top of the of .

is a small coastal town on the east coast of the of , about 180 km north of and 130 km south of Blenheim.

The are a series of drowned valleys at the north eastern tip of 's and the northern edge of the province of Marlborough.


is a locality centred on the bridge over the Pelorus River between Havelock and on SH 6, the main road between Blenheim and Nelson, in .

is a small rural settlement in Marlborough.

is a town in the Marlborough district of known as the green-shell mussel capital of the world.

is a small town in Marlborough. It is in the heart of the Wairau Valley wine growing district and could be an alternative to Blenheim as a base from which to explore the region.

is a town in Marlborough near the mouth of the Awatere River.

is a settlement in southern Marlborough. It is named after Sir Joseph George , Premier of New Zealand in the early 20th century.


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