New Zealand offers a wide range of attractions – from the Bay of Plenty to the region of Marlborough, you can do a lot of activities. But what is even better is that when you go on a campervan hire holiday, you can travel at your own time and pace. Aside from thrill and adventure, the country offers leisure and class. At the top of the South Island lies Marlborough, it is the largest wine growing region and it is famous for being the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc – definitely class. On the other hand, Marlborough offers leisure as well – which is why the Marlborough Sounds and all the other attractions exist.
With over 45 cellar doors spread all over the region, Marlborough offers pre-arranged wine tours all-year round. You have the freedom to choose your mode of transportation: you can either self-drive, go for a campervan hire, or even travel in style by renting a chauffeur-driven car. Marlborough has vineyards that line through the Wairau and Awatere valleys – since they are vast and flat, it is the perfect area for a gourmet cycle tour. Yearly, the region hosts a Wine and Food Festival wherein it is celebrated in one of the most beautiful vineyards in Marlborough.
There are exactly ten main attractions in this region wherein you could travel with your campervan hire namely the Pelorus River, the Lake Grassmere Saltworks, the Queen Charlotte Track and Drive, the Blenheim Vineyards, the Mount Richmond Forest Park, the Nydia Track, the Treasured Pathway, the Long Island-Kokomohua Marine Reserve, and the Rangitoto Ke Te Tonga. Aside from the wine cellars, these are the places that people go to.
During your campervan hire holiday, you can start by the Pelorus River. The place offers activities that include swimming or kayaking. The crystal-clear water will make you enjoy the magic of this quaint riverside location. Then after you can go to the Queen Charlotte Track – where you can walk of bike for days through the forests presenting views across the Marlborough Sounds. From there, you can drive through the Queen Charlotte Drive – it connects Havelock to Picton. It will definitely be a long and winding road but it will be worth the drive. Then after, proceed to the Lake Grassmere Saltworks. It is a seaside lake that has large pink-colored ponds – this is definitely a sight to see.
For the next few days, you can either choose to go to the Blenheim Vineyards – the home of wineries, cafes, restaurants, and gourmets. You can dine comfortably and enjoy the perfect view. Then, you can go to the Mount Richmond Forest Park where you can walk beside mountain streams and encounter nature face-to-face. For sports buffs, you can hike or bike through the Nydia Track where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds – it is magnificent at night.
After that, you can end your campervan hire holiday at either of these three: the Treasure Pathway, the Long Islan-Kokomohua Marine Reserve, or the Rangitoto Ke Te Tonga – these three places offer hiking, biking, fisihing, and diving. But most importantly, these are the perfect places where you can relax. New Zealand is truly a place of leisure and class. Visit the country and the Marlborough region now !