New Zealand's South Island - Nelson & Marlborough (PDF Chapter)
This is the Nelson & Marlborough chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s South Island guidebook.
For many travellers, Marlborough and Nelson will be their introduction to what South Is-landers refer to as the ‘Mainland’. Having left windy Wellington, and made a white-knuckled crossing of Cook Strait, folk are often surprised to find the sun shining and the temperature 10°C warmer.
- get up close to wildlife, including whale, seals, dolphins and albatrosses at Kaikoura
- nose your way through the wineries of Marlborough
- tramp or bike along 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, Nel-son, Ruby Coast & Moutere Hills, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park, Nelson Lakes National Park.
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