Highlights of Marlborough

2.5 hours | Picton | P C N - 2 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Makana Confections
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Marlborough region
Situated northeast of New Zealand's South Island, the Marlborough region offers expansive scenery, lush vineyards, shimmering water vistas and pristine wilderness. The many small towns that dot the horizon offer a unique array of attractions, from sightseeing to wine tasting. Known for its sunshine and Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is home to over 150 wineries.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Sunny Blenheim is nestled in the wine region of Marlborough and boasts an average of 2,438 hours of sunshine a year. The most populous town of the region, it sports pretty mountain views that frame the town, which is brimming with colorful cafes, boutiques, artisan food shops, outdoor markets, and the sparkling Taylor River Reserve.

What you will see along the way:
Known for its sunshine and Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough's emerald vineyards stretch out before you as you drive. While gazing at the staggeringly beautiful landscapes and Marlborough Sounds, you might recognize some as the backdrops used in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Shopping:

Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory
For those with a sweet tooth, there is no place as delicious as Makana boutique chocolate factory. Here you can watch as high-quality chocolates are handmade and can enjoy tasting a few of the finished products. At Makana, there are no artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives, and all the confections are made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Once you've chosen your favorites, whether it's a macadamia butter toffee made with real New Zealand butter, classic truffles, or a mint chocolate bark, purchase them in the gift shop and don't forget something special for friends and family back home.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Picton to Makana Chocolates

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Makana chocolates

Time at site:
00:25

Makana Chocolates to Vines Village

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:10

Vines Village - shopping stop

Time at site:
00:35

Return to ship via Rapaura Road & Renwic

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:50