Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spring into Action and Explore Marvellous Marlborough with Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds

Shed those extra winter kilos and ‘spring’ into action with a ‘Cruise &
Walk’ package in New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region staying at Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds.

Spring is the ideal time to experience the iconic Queen Charlotte Track in bloom with a day walk on one of New Zealand’s most picturesque walking tracks, accessed by boat cruise on the pristine waters of Marlborough Sounds with Cougar Line.

From just AU$235 per person your ‘Cruise & Walk’ package* includes two nights accommodation in an Ocean View Room at Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds; continental breakfast in Chartroom Restaurant; a ‘Cruise & Walk’ day package with Cougar Line and a complimentary bottle of wine from the Mercure Grands Vins regional wine menu to enjoy in your room after a day outdoors.

For bookings email reservations@mercurepicton.co.nz or phone (+64) 3 573 7002. For further information visit www.mercure.com

Boasting stunning harbour views, the Mercure has been launched following the re-development of the former Yacht Club Hotel Picton. A further 17 rooms were added to the hotel’s original 31 which were upgraded to international Mercure standard. The hotel now offers a diverse range of stylish accommodation including deluxe Pool View rooms, Ocean View rooms and some luxurious apartments overlooking the entrance to the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Located on Picton’s harbour front, the hotel is just 1km from both the ferry terminal (which brings visitors from Wellington) and train station, minutes from the local airport and in walking distance of the Picton CBD and foreshore.

The Mercure is the region’s first international hotel and provides an ideal base for visitors exploring the Marlborough Sounds area, with internationally-renowned wineries such as Cloudy Bay, Oyster Bay and Hunter’s just over 15 minutes drive away. The Mercure’s Chartroom Restaurant and Boatshed Bar feature a wide selection of the region’s finest wines.

* Offer valid to 30 December 2010, subject to availability.

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