Stay Marlborough Accommodation Guide: Blenheim, Havelock, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
New Zealand's Marlborough region has a wide and varied range of accommodation options from which to choose, including bed and breakfast accommodation; luxury lodges and resorts; apartments, motels and hotels; home stays, vineyard stays and farm stays; holiday homes and cottages; hostels and backpackers accommodation; holiday parks, motor camps and camping grounds.

Whether you're a single traveller visiting Marlborough, New Zealand for work, business or for pleasure, or if you've brought your family and want to stay and enjoy the numerous tourist activities and events in the region, Marlborough has a wide selection of accommodation venues that will suit any individual budget and comfort requirements.
Blenheim and Renwick
Blenheim is the commercial heart of the internationally famous Marlborough wine district. Blenheim features numerous restaurants that focus on local wines and food. To the west of Blenheim, Renwick is in the heart of the vineyards. Enjoy a visit to Renwick's museum of agricultural history or a locally brewed beer at one of several pubs in the area.

Picton and Waikawa
Twenty-five kilometres north of Blenheim, the seaside town of Picton is the launch point for walks, outdoor adventure eco-tourism, boating and cruises in and around Queen Charlotte Sound. Picton is the ferry transit point from Wellington and caters to transitting visitor needs with many excellent cafés and several fine craft galleries. Further up the road, Waikawa Bay is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic, with a great playground for children.

Less than a 30 minute drive from Blenheim, Havelock is the gateway to the stunning Kenepuru Sound and Pelorus Sound. Boat trips leave regularly for fishing, mussel farm visits and scenic tours.

Awatere and Pacific Coast
Seddon township, to the south of Blenheim, services the agricultural and viticultural communities of the Awatere Valley. The drive from Seddon to Kaikoura offers some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the South Island.
It's a fact - did you know this about Marlborough?
Named in 1770 by Captain James Cook for the cloudy waters created by the outflow of three rivers, the Wairau, Taylor and Opawa, Cloudy Bay is bordered by Port Underwood and Robertson Point to the north and White Bluffs to the south. In pre-European and early colonial New Zealand, one of the South Island's largest Maori settlements was close to the mouth of the Wairau and the shores of Cloudy Bay.
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Motels & Motor Lodges
Situated on Marlborough's main driving routes, motels offer a choice of studio, one or two bedroom units.
Lodge & Resort Accommodation
Spoil yourself at a boutique lodge or resort that offers superb accommodation and excellent cuisine.
From major hotel groups to local comfort and style, it's easy to find your choice of hotel in Marlborough.
Homestay & Farmstay Accommodation
Experience a slice of Kiwi life in a typical New Zealand home, sharing home-cooked meals.
Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds Accommodation
Pitch a tent, park a campervan or rent a cabin in Marlborough's holiday parks and campgrounds.
Holiday Homes & Cottages Accommodation
Renting a "bach" - a holiday home or cottage - in Marlborough is a great way to be self-sufficient.
Bed & Breakfasts
Enjoy local hospitality and warmth from the hosts of Marlborough's bed and breakfasts.
Backpackers & Budget Accommodation
A varied range of budget accommodation offering dormitory, double, twin and single rooms.
Self-Contained Appartments Accommodation
For those that prefer independence and privacy, self-contained serviced apartments are an option.