Boutique, Short Breaks for those that like a little luxury
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Unwind, relax and indulge in one of numerous guided or independent accommodation and activity packages designed to highlight the very best of the Marlborough region. If you are looking for a relaxing, fun filled holiday with all the comforts then you have found it here. All our activity packages include accommodation at Fernview Cottage Bed and Breakfast located in Picton. Fernview Cottage is a restored, turn of the century villa which offers the guest a comfortable and peaceful place to base yourself whilst here and is just a short stroll to restaurants and shops. Picton is centrally located in Marlborough as the vineyards are just down the road and we also have the Marborough Sounds on our doorstep.
Queen Charlotte Track Packages
Four to five day guided and independent all inclusive walks of the Queen Charlotte Track. Includes accommodation in Picton either side of the walk, all meals on the track, daily luggage transfers, en-suite private rooms and water taxi transport. Guided Walks More info... Unguided Walks More info...
Sounds Cruise and Marlborough Wine Tour
Morning boat cruise into the Marlborough Sounds. Discover Ship Cove where Captain Cook spent over 100 days. Feed the large Blue Cod in a voluntary marine reserve before making your way back to Picton.
In the afternoon journey into the heart of the Marlborough wine region on a guided wine tour. More info...
Gourmet Wine Lovers Experience
For the true wine connoisseur, an in depth look at the Marlborough wine region. Meet the wine makers and enjoy a sumptuous gourmet lunch matched with local wines at Allen Scott winery. Visit Johanneshof Cellars, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay and the boutique Makana Chocolate Factory, specialising in hand crafted chocolate. More info...
Guided Nature Walk and Cruise
Perfect for the nature lover. Visit Motuara Island, a predator free native bird sanctuary. Stop at Ship Cove to take in the historical significance of the area before making our way to Resolution Bay to feed the large Blue Cod. From here we begin our walk on the Queen Charlotte Track to Furneaux Lodge and return back to Picton on the afternoon mail boat. More info...
Swimming with and Viewing Dolphins
A magical half day that you will remember for life swimming with dolphins in their natural environment and viewing them from the boat. A morning out in the Marlborough Sounds returning mid day. More info...
Half day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds followed by a gourmet lunch at Lochmara Lodge Arts and Wildlife Centre. In the afternoon be pampered with a half hour massage and a one hour private hot tub soak. Explore the arts and wildlife centre before returning back to Picton. More info...
Accommodation and activity packages of the Marlborough Sounds and the world famous wine region of Marlborough, New Zealand
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Our Packages Include:
Activity/tour of your choice
Two nights B&B accommodation