Marlborough is a region at the north-eastern end of the South Island of New Zealand, 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 Kaikoura Coast and the sunken valleys of the Marlborough Sounds, where most of the world's green-lipped mussels are harvested.
Blenheim is the most populous town in the Marlborough wine-growing region in the north-east of the South Island of New Zealand. It is one of the sunniest towns in the country, with summers that are typically warm and dry, and winters that are normally cool and frosty with clear sunny days.
Kaikoura (pronounced: Kai-kou-ra) is a small coastal town on the east coast (Pacific Ocean) of the South Island of New Zealand, about 180 km north of Christchurch and 130 km south of Blenheim. It is famed for its marine mammals (whales, dolphins, seals) and other sea-life, all of which you can see, some of which you can swim with, and some you can eat.
Havelock is a town in the Marlborough district of New Zealand known as the green-shell mussel capital of the world. It is the major access point to the Pelorus Sound, one of the two major sounds of the Marlborough Sounds.
Pelorus Bridge is a locality centred around the bridge over the Pelorus River between Havelock and Rai Valley on SH 6, the main road between Blenheim and Nelson, in New Zealand. The native forest around the bridge is conserved as the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve.
thumb|400px|Queen Charlotte Sound from The Snout lookout between Picton and Waikawa Bay
Rai Valley is a small rural settlement in Marlborough. If the dryness of the rest of Marlborough drives you to drink then Rai Valley will amaze with it's lushness.
New Zealand (Maori: Aotearoa) is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands form a unique bioregion inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else, such as kakapo and kiwi.
Wellington (Pōneke in the Māori language) is the capital and third largest city of New Zealand. It also has the distinction of being the world's southernmost capital city.
Wakefield is a small town in the Nelson Bays region of New Zealand's South Island, 25 km south-west of Nelson.
Nelson Lakes National Park is in the Nelson Tasman region of New Zealand.
St Arnaud is a settlement in the Nelson Bays region in the north of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the gateway to the Nelson Lakes National Park.
Hanmer Springs is a small spa resort in the South Island of New Zealand.
Upper Hutt is a city in the upper (northern) Hutt Valley, near Wellington, in the Greater Wellington region of the North Island of New Zealand.
Raumati is on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. It's a friendly beachside village that offers a refreshing view of Kapiti Island.
Paraparaumu / Paraparaumu Beach is on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Kapiti Coast is a region of the southern North Island of New Zealand that boasts unspoilt beaches, rivers, villages, friendly people and natural open spaces stretching from Paekakariki to Otaki. Nestled between mountains and the sea, it's an affordable, self-drive, family destination.
Martinborough is a town in the Wairarapa district of New Zealand.
Waipara is a small town in North Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Murchison is a small township in New Zealand on SH6 between the West Coast and Nelson.