Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is endowed with a breath-taking beauty. Its mist-hazed hills and crystal clear waterways change dramatically with the ceaseless procession of the seasons.

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Marlborough's appeal stretches from the scenic Sounds to the rugged splendour of Kaikoura. Townships in the region include Blenheim, Picton and Havelock.

Marlborough's central location provides a base for many internationally renowned wine companies and a burgeoning gourmet food industry.

Blessed with the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand, this flourishing province with its relaxed and convivial lifestyle is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

The region has a wide range of recreational activities from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline to relaxing at Marlborough's world-class wineries.

Renowned for its wine tasting and delicious food, touring, scenic boat cruising, bush walking and relaxing outdoor activities, Marlborough is a fast growing holiday destination.

An abundance of bush, mountains and coastline makes the region ideal for outdoor activities. The tranquil maze of coves and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds is a holiday-maker's delight; the stark beauty of the Awatere Valley is a unique and captivating region with a wealth of attractions for visitors; and the Wairau Plain is home to a number of internationally renowned wine companies and where some of the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the world are grown.

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Welcome to one of the most exciting and uniquely beautiful areas of New Zealand - the Nelson region

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Natural wonders and vibrant culture come together to create holiday paradise. There's so much to enjoy under the famously sunny skies - three national parks, a coastline of turquoise waters and golden-sand beaches, majestic mountains that embrace stunning inland lakes, lush native bush, and wide fertile plains.

Delight your tastebuds at some of the finest restaurants, cafes and wine bars serving only the freshest local ingredients, accompanied by our very own world-class wines and beer.

Immerse yourself in culture - the region is bursting with artists and skilled craftspeople. You can feel the creative pulse. It's part of the people energy that makes the Nelson region so alive.

Nelson is an area of great beauty lying between the northern edge of the Southern Alps and a great sweep of beaches. Our trademarks are stunning scenery and a diverse culture that has blossomed in this area of rich resources and easy climate.

The Nelson region covers five distinct geographic areas:

The population of the combined Nelson-Tasman region is 87,690 (provisional 2001 census), with the Nelson and Richmond urban areas housing about 52,500. Together Nelson and Richmond
create the tenth most populous area in New Zealand and the third largest city in the South Island.

The Nelson region enjoys a mild Mediterranean-type climate with long summers, mild winters and plentiful all-year-round sunshine. With more than 2,400 hours of sunshine a year it consistently rates as New Zealand's sunniest spot! January and February are the warmest months of the year and July is generally the coldest. As we are blessed with many clear sunny days in winter we enjoy outdoor activities in all four seasons. Snow is rare on the lowlands but falls are common in the mountains in July and August. Our average annual rainfall is 986mm

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