New Zealand's South Island - Marlborough & Nelson (PDF Chapter)
This is the Marlborough & Nelson chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s South Island guidebook.
These top-of-the-South neighbours have much in common beyond an amenable climate: both boast renowned coastal holiday spots, particularly the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park. They also have an abundance of produce, from game and seafood to summer fruits.
- get up close to wildlife in Kaikoura, including whale, seals, dolphins and albatrosses
- nose your way through the Marlborough Wine Region
- tramp or bike the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Marlborough Region, Picton, Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track, Kenepuru & Pelorus Sounds, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Nelson Region, Nelson, Ruby Coast & Moutere Hills, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park, Nelson Lakes National Park.
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