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Things To Do

Glenmac Farmstay is located close to Kurow and Duntroon, and is part of the lower Waitaki Valley, which is a popular holiday area for New Zealand families due to the long, hot summer days and relaxed, countryside environment.

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Nearby Towns

Oamaru is the 'capital' of the Waitaki District, however the Waitaki Valley is not only home to Kurow, but to some other fabulous rural townships that link visitors to Ohau, Mt Cook/Aoraki and other exciting routes. Each township features some wonderful attractions.

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Waitaki Valley & Kurow

The Waitaki district is located in the centre of the South Island and is home to lush valleys, majestic mountains, pristine azure lakes, exciting rivers, New Zealand wildlife and breathtaking scenery, making it the ideal holiday spot for outdoor pursuits or pure relaxation.

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Walks & Tracks

The Waitaki Valley boasts a stunning natural environment that provides a huge amount of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a genuine Kiwi outdoor holiday. No matter what your level of fitness or experience, there are plenty of hikes, bike tracks and walks.

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Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea began as a collection of isolated cribs and holiday homes, 15 km north-east of Wanaka, but has grown into a pleasant village of 1,150 people with a general store selling produce and fishing licences.

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Transportation

Home to some of New Zealand's most serene farmland, lush countryside and sparkling waters, the township of Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a renowned tourist destination as well as the gateway to the spectacular South Island.

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Entertainment

Marlborough is big and popular enough to have some really big festivals and awesome events, while Picton offers a nice range of bars and also has a lot to entertain anyone looking for an enjoyable and fun holiday.

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Places to Eat

The Marlborough region enjoys the best of everything fresh thanks to the bountiful offerings from the waters of the Marlborough Sounds and the lush farmland of the plains. This is where you can choose to sample fresh Sounds oysters with the world's best Sauvignon Blanc.

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Places to Stay

Picton is truly a remarkable place when it comes to offering a variety of accommodation for visitors! From comfortable and affordable motels for those staying overnight before or after catching the ferry, to upmarket waterfront holiday apartments, functional backpacker lodgings.

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Shopping

Located in a waterfront setting, the quaint township of Picton is well designed so visitors can easily walk around all the great shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. However there is plenty of parking available for cars, motorbikes and campervans.

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Things to Do

Marlborough truly is an outdoor paradise offering year-round sunshine and a diverse landscape of land and water. From cruising the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds and swimming with dolphins, to wine tours.

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Picton

Home to some of New Zealand's most serene farmland, lush countryside and sparkling waters, the township of Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a renowned tourist destination as well as the gateway to the spectacular South Island.

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