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Summer Guide to Wellington and Marlborough

A New Zealand summer is like no other — days at the beach, epic BBQ’s, and fun with family and friends. But with so many activities to get up to around New Zealand, let’s focus on Wellington and Marlborough; the two great regions that connect the North and South Island. These regions, rich in culture and history, are the perfect place to plan your summer adventures. Make a weekend trip of it and take the Interislander Cook Strait ferry between the two, experiencing everything these magical parts of New Zealand have to offer.

With something for everyone, here’s our go-to summer guide for the best things to do in Wellington and Marlborough.

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Safari at Sea

There are all sorts of ocean-dwelling creatures who make the 93 kilometres between the North and South Island their home. And if you’re lucky, they might show face, fins or beaks on your journey with us.

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Things to do in Wellington and Wairarapa

Our cool and quirky city offers an abundance of activities beyond the typical tick offs. Whether you’re up for a cycle, a dive, a paddle or a walk, these hidden pockets of adventure are sure to thrill thrill-seekers and get go-getters going.

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From the train to the trails

From short rides that take an hour, to trails that go on for days, the North Island of New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best cycling. Find out what epic cycling opportunities there are on the Northern Explorer train journey.

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