The Marlborough Lodge

The Marlborough Lodge

Blenheim, Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand

At a Glance

  • The Marlborough Lodge estate is steeped in history dating back to 1901

  • Explore the vineyards and learn about the art of blending wines at this country retreat

  • Marlborough is famous for its wine and delicious food, its a foodie's heaven

  • Enjoy heli-adventure from helifishing, helihunting or a scenic flight over this beautiful landscape

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Insider's View

Take out one of their complimentary bikes to explore the area and why not pop into a local vineyard to do a bit of wine tasting!

Ask to borrow the mountain bikes and go for a scenic ride through the vineyards and wineries.

Opt for a room on the First Floor as you get amazing views across the vineyards from the balcony.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to The Marlborough Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to New Zealand


A grand country estate in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, experience the relaxed elegance of The Marlborough Lodge. Enjoy canapés, three-course fine dining and exceptional wines at this historical lodge, combining fresh air, luxury and comfort.

Spanning 16 acres, The Marlborough Lodge is located in the heart of the famous Marlborough wine region. With just 10 suites, this homely country estate is surrounded by secluded parklands, an idyllic escape to the country.

Spend your time here relaxing at the lodge or enjoying some fresh air exploring the great outdoors. Steeped in history with a refreshing contemporary vibe, the lodge has a cosy and luxurious feel. Each suite reveals the history of the lodge, dating back to 1901 when it was a Victorian Convent. Enjoy your own private haven in one of the elegant suites with spacious en suite bathrooms and balconies to take in the views.

The Marlborough Lodge is ideal for those wanting the ultimate retreat to indulge in New Zealand’s gourmet province. Famed for its food and exceptional wines, Marlborough is a treasure trove of gastronomic delights. Enjoy some wine tasting on the estate's own vineyards and even blend your own on a wine mastery course. Other experiences include a trip along the Marlborough Sounds sampling some delicious fresh seafood.

New Zealand has long been famed for its stunning, unspoiled landscape and Marlborough showcases this to maximum effect.

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There are 10 elegant suites at The Marlborough Lodge, spread over two floors. Each is tastefully appointed mixing contemporary style with the beautiful period features of the property.

Lodge Suite

The Lodge Suite is located on the ground floor and benefits from verandah access. With a King-size bed or twin share complete with private en suite, it's got ample space and is modern in style.

Queen Room

For those who wish for views overlooking the beautiful Marlborough countryside, the Lodge Suites located on the first floor are perfect. With balcony access, enjoy the views with a glass of wine. The Lodge Suite comes complete with King-size bed or twin share and an immaculate private en suite.


Children ten years and older are welcome to stay at The Marlborough Lodge. Children of all ages are welcome when the lodge is booked exclusively. There are Family Suite options and rollaway beds for children on request.


Along with plenty of foodie experiences, The Marlborough Lodge's team of chefs can cook up a delicious array of delectable food for you to enjoy. Start the day with a continental or cooked breakfast and later enjoy canapés in front of the outdoor fire before a lodge-style dinner paired with fine wines from throughout Marlborough and the rest of New Zealand. The estate has 16 acres of gardens to explore including a vegetable garden full of home grown produce used to cook your food.


Guests can enjoy a number of wine tours, cruises along the Marlborough Sounds, or even explore Marlborough from the skies with a heli-adventure. Back at the lodge, take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, explore the 16 acres of gardens, get lost in the vineyards or enjoy a game of tennis on one of the six grass courts at the Rapaura Tennis Club just next door.



Charlotte Winter (Staff)

If you're looking for a boutique property in the beautiful Marlborough region, then look no further. The Marlborough Lodge is a charming property which has recently undergone a major renovation. The property was previously a Victorian Convent, dating back to 1901, and it still retains many of the original features, such as the stained glass windows. With its large oak doors and wooden beams, the hotel to some extent feels like a boarding school, but this is all part of its charm. All of the rooms at Marlborough Lodge are very different but with plenty of character, and there are also beautiful gardens surrounding the property that are great to explore, as well as the neighbouring wineries, of course. During your stay here, make sure to take advantage of the bicycles, enjoy a game of tennis or take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool (summer only). As you'll be on a Half Board basis during your stay here, you'll get to enjoy the delicious cooking of the resident chef, who prepares wonderful meals using locally sourced NZ produce.


Anna Chaplin (Staff)

With a pretty impressive history, Marlborough Lodge is the perfect place to stay to enjoy this popular wine region. Located amongst the famous vineyards of Marlborough, this lodge used to be a convent and has been beautifully refurbished and transformed into the lodge it is now. As soon as I arrived at Marlborough Lodge I felt extremely welcomed by Peter, the Lodge Manager, who made us feel right at home and told us all about the surrounding area. The food at Marlborough Lodge was absolutely delicious; their chefs are extremely talented and creative. I would highly recommend a stay at this charming and intimate little lodge.


  • Marlborough Private Wine Tour

    Marlborough is well known for its wines, gourmet cuisine, beautiful gardens, award winning olive oils and inspirational artists. Come and enjoy the wineries, breweries and attractions of the Marlborough wine region.

  • Private Guided Hike on Queen Charlotte Track

    Explore the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track on a privately guided hike from Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet, passing stunning native foliage and extensive views of the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Private Helicopter Charter - Abel Tasman Cruise and Scenic Heli

    Discover the truly exceptional natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park and the rugged peaks of the Kahurangi National Park with a private cruise, 45-minute helicopter flight and lunch on the beach.

  • Seafood Odyssea Cruise (Shared)

    Enjoy a foodie experience like no other as you set sail on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise. Sample the best of Marlborough's seafood paired with some delicious regional wine. You will cruise past a salmon farm and learn about the local fishing industry.

  • The Food Source - Nelson (Private)

    Explore Nelson’s gourmet delights by helicopter, flying between vineyard and reef where you can try your hand at fishing, before relaxing on the beach while your personal chef prepares a delicious three-course lunch.

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Location & directions

Blenheim, Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand

The Marlborough Lodge can be found in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Located just 10-minutes drive from Blenheim township, 90-minutes from Nelson and 4-hours from Christchurch, it sits in the north east of the South Island.

How to get there

There’s an airport in Blenheim served by regional flights. The Marlborough Lodge is just half an hour’s drive away if you are arriving from the ferry from the North Island. Kaikoura to the south is around a two hour drive away. Alternatively, helicopter transfers from Nelson, Wellington or any other location at the top of the South Island or bottom of the North Island can be arranged.

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