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Marlborough’s amazing vineyards
just steps away from your
Talk with our team to help create
a memorable event.
+64 9 979 7525 or
he property, located in the top
part of New Zealand’s South
Island, is blessed to be
surrounded by Marlborough’s
internationally acclaimed sauvignon blanc
vineyards in a region recognised as a New
Zealand gourmet paradise.
The hotel was designed by respected
architect Anton Tritt who created the lavish
six-acre property for its aesthetics and to fully
embrace the stunning vineyard setting. The
property consists of a main lodge with the
aptly named Vintners Room Restaurant
overlooking the rose gardens, and the
versatile Barrel Hall function venue.
Both are presided over by French chef,
Arnaud Mallet. He brings a cultured culinary style that carefully blends traditional French with
modern Kiwi cuisine. Arnaud makes frequent use of the Marlborough Vintners’ own ingredients
from the hotel’s orchard, olive grove and pottage garden. He also uses seasonal local
ingredients of salmon, mussels, berries and stone fruits.
“Marlborough offers such fresh and interesting produce,” chef Mallet says.
“I am often designing my menus to profile not only the outstanding ingredients but also the
world-class wine produced here. Coming from a French man this is high praise. The region has
a unique culinary story. I want to tell that story on the plate and in the glass.”
After a sumptuous meal, guests can retire to their spacious self-contained one-bedroom
suites set around the manicured grounds.
The hotel is perfect for an executive retreat and can cater for conference events for up to 120
people in the hotel’s Barrel Room conference venue.
Air New Zealand flies frequently into Blenheim airport from Wellington and Auckland. The
recently modernised airport is 10 minutes from the hotel.
For information on holding an event at the property email Shelley Eastwood on
When you truly want to get away, head to the Heritage Collection
Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Blenheim.
A MEETING IN THE VINES?
Not a bad place to hold a meeting
– The Heritage Marlborough.
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The Hills is surrounded by snow-
capped mountains and a bright-blue
alpine lake. The challenging par 72 course is
one of New Zealand’s premier golf courses,
lying amidst the rolling hills that
Surrounded by a natural, alpine
amphitheatre and voted as the best
golf resort in Australasia, Millbrook is one of
the most scenic golfing experiences in the
world. Millbrook offers a variety of natural
playing hazards including tussock, streams,
schist stone, trees and buildings. Oh, and it
has a spa too!
For Auckland conference groups,
head north to Kauri Cliffs – a par
72 championship courts located near
Matauri Bay in Northland. The course was
designed and built by David Harman and is
consistently ranked among the top 100
courses in the world.
Designed by legendary golf
architect Tom Doak, Cape
Kidnappers is located in Hawke’s Bay and is
a par 71 golf course set atop rolling farmland
and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The
course is currently ranked 16th on Golf
Digest’s prestigious ‘World Top 100’ list.
Easily accessible from the
Christchurch CBD, Clearwater Golf
Club meanders around natural waterways,
spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams all
set against uninterrupted views of the
stunning Southern Alps. Home of the
New Zealand Men›s and Women›s Open
Tournaments, the par 72 Clearwater
combines elements of links golf inspired by
For Rotorua visitors, don’t miss
visiting one of New Zealand’s
oldest thermal spas, the Polynesian spa.
There are more than 25 hot mineral spring
pools – guaranteed to help relieve the
stresses of the day.
pool and spa
About two hours’ drive from
Christchurch is Hanmer Springs which is
home to a stunning thermal spa. Plenty of
options for relaxation right here!
Split Apple Retreat is a luxury lodge
in the middle of the Abel Tasman
National Park near Nelson. The lodge is
home to a Japanese spa that overlooks the
bay, a yoga pavilion, a mediation centre, as
well as massage therapy treatments and
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is all
about nature and relaxation in Kaikoura north
of Auckland. Definitely one for the bucket list.
Aro Hã is located in
Glenorchy, just outside of
Queenstown. It hosts holistic wellness
experiences that run for five nights and
incorporate nutrition, yoga, Pilates, mountain
climbing and mindfulness exercises to
ensure all facets of your health are taken
care of. m
When the meeting is over, take a little time out
in NZ at a golf or spa resort.
GOLF & SPA RESORTS | BRAD FOSTER
TOP 10 GETAWAYS
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