* Wine tours - organised tours or self drive, hire our bicycles or take a Wine Tour By Bike
* Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
* St Claire Vineyard Half Marathon
* Marlborough PAKnSAVE 1/2 Marathon
* Queen Charlotte Sounds Walkway
* Garden Marlborough
* Marlborough A & P Show
* Classic Fighters bi-annual Airshow
* Visit local distillery and breweries
* Millennium Art Gallery
* Seymour Square & Pollard Park
* Aviation Heritage Centre
* Brayshaw Historical Park
* Taylor River walkway
* Wither Hills walkways
* Mountain Bike track
* DOC walking tracks
* Scenic flights over Blenheim, the Marlborough Sounds and surrounding areas
* Wide range of Cafés and Restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets
* Stadium 2000 sports complex which has an indoor pool and a well equipped gym with a range of classes available
* Golf at one of the three local courses or tennis at the all weather courts
* Nearby Marlborough Sounds provide a wonderful playground for boating, fishing, and diving


There is plenty of work available in Marlborough's vineyards as well as seasonal fruit picking, labouring and factory work. With our contacts, we can arrange employment for you with local contractors and employers. Depending on the time of year, vineyard work consists of tasks such as pruning, wrapping, bud rubbing, wire lifting, etc. Koanui can be a great place to make your base as you pause in your travels to earn some money.

Contact us Koanui Lodge

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Destination Marlborough
Wine and Scenic Tours - Marlborough
Grape Ride
Grape Ride