The 2018 Saint Clair Half Marathon - Marlborough

10.04.2018

The 2018 Saint Clair Vineyard Half

Always had a marathon on your bucket list but never felt quite ready for it physically or mentally? How about an option that is half the distance, set against an amazing backdrop, raises money for a good cause and is a great amount of fun? Sound a bit more like you? Then look no furtherRead more

A yacht moored up in a secluded Marlborough Sounds bay

29.08.2017

Exploring the Marlborough Sounds

With spring just around the corner it’s time to get planning some weekends away. It won’t be long until the clocks move forward and the nights get lighter. It’s one of our favourite times of the year to go exploring the Marlborough Sounds. Whether it’s hiking through the native forest, exploring the sheltered coves, kayakingRead more

Picton waterfront right in front of the Picton Yacht Club Hotel

01.03.2017

Picton – a laid back sort of place

If you are looking for a laid back holiday where you can chill out, relax and unwind from the stresses of day to day life, then Picton is the ideal destination. Nestled away at the top of the South Island, Picton is a beautiful coastal town which sits in an ideal location for exploring someRead more

The iconic Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park

24.01.2017

Road tripping from Picton to Christchurch – the alternative route

If you are staying with us at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel before making your way south towards Christchurch and beyond, there are a few things you need to know following the powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake that hit the South Island and lower North Island in November. Since the earthquake hit, the road heading south downRead more

The raft race is a highlight of the Festival

12.01.2017

Picton Maritime Festival 2017

One of our favourite events on the Picton events calendar is the annual Picton Maritime Festival. This year the festival will be held on Saturday 21 January and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. This will be the 12th year the festival has been held down on Picton’s foreshore and the PictonRead more

The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event is one of the biggest free events in the country

23.11.2016

Where to get your Christmas fix!

With Christmas just over one month away, it’s that time of year when towns and cities across the country start to get into the festive spirit with their Santa Parades, Christmas Markets and more. If you’re staying with us in one of our hotels in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Picton or Dunedin over the coming weeks,Read more

A wine tasting tour with Hop 'n' Grape Tours is a great way to explore the Marlborough region

07.10.2016

Marlborough Anniversary Weekend – Things to do

At the end of the month Marlborough will finally get their long awaited turn for a long anniversary weekend.  It seems a long time ago that Wellingtonians just across the Cook Strait got their long weekend anniversary celebration way back at the end of January, but let’s hope it’s worth the wait with warmer weatherRead more

A bike tour is a great way to explore the vineyards of Marlborough

09.08.2016

Marlborough Wine Tasting – the perfect weekend away

If you are looking for an exciting weekend away and you love your wine, then a trip to Picton should be on your list of things to do this year. Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Picton is a great place to base yourself for a number of trips and one ofRead more

The Interislander ferry crossed the Cook Strait

14.07.2016

The Interislander Ferry

The Interislander Ferry is an iconic part of any journey around New Zealand. For many, it’s the gateway from the North to the South Island or vice versa and a necessary trip for thousands of visitors and Kiwis every year. Departing from Wellington in the North Island and dropping you in Picton in the SouthRead more

27.06.2016

Walking and cycling the Queen Charlotte Track

Picton is an awesome place to base yourself if you are planning on doing some walking or cycling on the Queen Charlotte Track. The track is without a doubt one of New Zealand’s most beautiful walks and at 70kms in length, it offers up plenty of options whether you are looking for a multi-day orRead more

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