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Things to do in Marlborough

The Marlborough region located near the very top of New Zealand’s South Island and has long been known for breathtaking scenery, the glorious Marlborough Sounds and, of course, the world class Sauvignon Blanc produced locally that makes a very good reason indeed to attend one of the Marlborough Festivals.

With its rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains and a dash of water, wilderness and wine, it’s no wonder most of the Marlborough Festivals will have a wine and food theme. Each year the communities of Marlborough host a variety of food and wine festivals celebrating the regions fine produce – Here is a couple of must Marlborough Festivals.

Marlborough Festivals
Festival Name Date Category
Summer Beer Fest 3 Feb Beer
Blues, brews & BBQ’s 4 Feb Food/entertainment
Malborough Wine and Food Festival                 8 Feb                 Foos/wine
For other Regional New Zealand Festivals

Auckland Festivals                     

Bay of Plenty Festivals  

Canterbury Festivals       

Hawke’s Bay Festivals

Marlborough Festivals  

Manawatu Festivals

Northland Festivals

Queenstown / Otago Festivals

Southland Festivals

Tasman / Nelson Festivals

Taranaki Festivals

Waikato Festivals

Wellington Festivals

West Coast Festivals


If one of these Marlborough festivals coincide with you visiting New Zealand and you would like to incorporate it into a self-drive holiday or a privately guided tour of New Zealand, then please feel free to contact First Light Travel – We would love to help.

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Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
: 15 Nov 2013 (Last updated: 22 Jul 2017)

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