Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre:
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition. This is the world’s largest collection of World War 1 aircraft and rare memorabilia, featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts. This story of aviation in the Great War is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The theatrical treatment is both innovative and visually stunning. Captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, sometimes recreating an incident that actually happened in the war. Rare memorabilia is on display, worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted ‘trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself. Scheduled guided tours operate twice daily at 10.30am and 2.00pm or enjoy the exhibition at your leisure.
Bike the Vines:
Bike the Vines:
This enjoyable full or half day of cycling and wineries starts with a pick-up from your accommodation in the morning and drop-off at the starting point. After ensuring that you are set up with bikes and helmets you'll set off for a relaxing day of touring the local wineries. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding. The off road riding through the vineyards and along the stop-banks is across hard packed earth covered with grass or gravel and is easy to bike by all skill levels. In the middle of the day, you'll enjoy a long, slow lunch in the award-winning restaurant of Wairau River Winery.
Marlborough Icons Tour:
The three icons of Marlborough - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Greenshell Mussels. Experience all three in a single day with the fine wines of Marlborough in the morning and the stunning Marlborough Sounds in the afternoon. Departing by coach each day over the summer season from Picton and from Blenheim this "Icons" tour takes in the very best that Marlborough has to offer with a visit to some superb Marlborough wineries in the morning then through to the Havelock Marina for lunch and the afternoon Greenshell Mussel Cruise.
Gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Wine Region.
Gourmet Food & Wine:
This tour will seize your senses and tantalize your soul. Gain insight in to the magic of wine, food and olives in an interesting, enjoyable way. Highlights include Herzog Winery, Grove Mill, Johanneshof Cellars where vintage harvests rest and mature 20 metres below ground. Here have the chance to taste one of the finest methode Traditionelles in the Marlborough Area. Enjoy a 4 course gourmet wine matched lunch at picturesque Allan Scott Family Winemakers. Finish the day with a visit to Makana Chocolate Factory!
Greenshell Mussel Cruise:
Found nowhere else in the world, the beautiful jade shelled Greenshell Mussels are cultivated on longlines nestled in the idyllic bays and coves of the Marlborough Sounds. Join us for a unique wine and food cruise experience through the tranquil Marlborough Sounds. Learn from your experienced Skipper the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the history of the people who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm and learn the intricacies of growing this delicacy. While at the Mussel Farm you will get to taste a personal favourite, freshly steamed Greenshell Mussels matched to a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Marlborough Sounds Guided Kayaking:
Paddle on azure blue water alongside stunning beaches and lush native bush. Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip. This tour takes in the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound with its sheltered coves, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters and lush native bush stopping at a secluded beach for a delicious lunch. Learn about the history of the area from our knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly guides. Also available as a half-day tour.
Queen Charlotte Track Guided Walk:
This is a fabulous opportunity to experience a day on the Queen Charlotte Track in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Take a boat cruise from Picton to Ship Cove past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage to Ship Cove, an historic and scenic reserve that Captain Cook visited several times in the 17th Century. This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track - approx 5 hours walking (8.4miles). Enjoy the many beautiful views across the Marlborough Sounds and a gourmet lunch as your informative local guide explains the history of the area.
One Day Guided Kayak & Independent Walk:
This unique day trip combines the best of sea kayaking with walking on the popular Queen Charlotte Track - all completed at day's end with a boat ride back to Picton. Enjoy a half day of guided kayaking. Afterwards, you will be provided with a picnic lunch and directions for an afternoon of independent hiking. Your destination will be the meeting point for your water taxi ride back to Picton.
Privately Guided Food & Wine Tour:
A wine and food experience you won't soon forget! This is a guided six hour private tour by luxury car for 1-2 people. The gourmet wine and food tour has education and experience in mind. It is designed for those who have a real interest in wines and gourmet foods. Each of the stops has been specifically designed with an emphasis on wine appreciation, wine and food matching, or wine education and viticulture. Visit some of Marlboroughs icon wineries for wine and food matches, private winery tours and wine maker talks.