Things to do
We have compiled an album of activities to present you with an insight into what awaits you recreationally at The Peppertree. This region offers an excellent array of activities - from those associated with our famous wine-growing prowess to the stunning beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. While staying with us, you can enjoy a guided walk or high country horse treks, golf, garden tour, fishing, cruising, helicopter adventure, scenic flights and all manner of vineyard excursion – whether by bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, comfortable car or limousine - privately or in a small group.
We are always happy to arrange guided tours with the best local, knowledgeable guides available. Select a tab below for more information on popular options.
At The Peppertree
Comfortable deckchairs are in the pool area.
Petanque Court, Lawn Croquet & Gym
Enjoy this popular French game. Or how about lawn croquet? Play a game on the expansive front lawn. Feeling more energetic? Utilize our small gym for your daily workout.
Sheep in the paddock
Would you like to feed our sheep? They are very friendly and you can even take a photo – all, especially Bobby, are most photogenic.
Cob Cottage: historic museum built in 1860
Through the years the Cob Cottage has been used as a farm owner’s cottage, workers’ cottage, shearers’ quarters and was even home to the Riverlands School (1906-1909). The list of its uses even continues further – bookies’ headquarters, stud sheep shelter, Home Guard store and headquarters, storeroom and hay shed. Cob Cottage was fully restored in the early 1960s, the mammoth project involving 5000 hours of mainly voluntary labour. In the last 40 years, general upkeep has been performed and now restoration continues to ensure this part of The Peppertree family remains for future generations to visit.
Exclusive Packages — Uniquely designed for ‘The Peppertree’ Guests
1. THE PEPPERTREE GOLF TOUR
Two days of Golf on Marlborough’s famous courses accompanied by your own professional along with luxurious accommodation.
2. A PEPPERED TREAT FOR HONEYMOONERS
Flower-filled gardens, boutique vineyard just meters from the homestead, a touch of Mediterranean with the olive grove and discrete attentive service make The Peppertree a delightful honeymoon treat, or even the venue for your special marriage service.
3. EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF FISHING
One day of river, lake and high-country fishing accompanied by your own guide with many years' experience along with luxurious accommodation. This great day gives you a good range of different fishing locations and skills, shows off the scenery and gives a good mix of relaxation and excitement.
4. EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF MOLESWORTH — JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
1-4 day Marlborough and High Country experience with a must-do journey through New Zealand’s largest and iconic cattle station – 180,000 hectares and 10,000 head of cattle. Its shear size, isolation and history will capture the imagination. Molesworth Station is situated in the remote high country regions of Marlborough, Canterbury and Nelson in the top half of the South Island of New Zealand.
In addition, there are a wealth of walking tracks in the area as well as seven golf courses and a driving range within a 20km radius (green's fees are extremely reasonable in NZ). We have a complete listing of options available during your stay and are more than happy to provide recommendations and/or make arrangements. You can also contact the Marlborough I-Site in Blenheim for further information on the area.