Marlborough stretches across the north-east corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The region is easily accessible by inter-island ferry, air, train or road. Its commercial hub is Blenheim, which has a population of some 27,000. Originally a provincial service town to the farming community, it is increasingly geared towards the wine industry, offering a relaxed and cosmopolitan ambience for visitors. North of Blenheim is Picton, the seaport gateway to the stunning Marlborough Sounds and entry point for the inter-island ferry services.The region is internationally renowned for its award winning wines and offers a multitude of options for sipping and sampling or wining and dining. The year-round sunshine, mild climate and diverse landscape - which encompasses native forests, trout-filled rivers, coastal tracks, sheltered bays for cruising and fishing, mountains and high backcountry - offers visitors an exceptional range of recreational activities on land and on the water.
For background on the region and accommodation options in Marlborough see the website www.marlboroughnz.com or contact the local i-sites, who offer a friendly booking service.
Omaka Aerodrome is located off Aerodrome Rd, Blenheim where you can also visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.