Exploring our brilliant backyard

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Exploring our brilliant backyard

Pip Hally from PMH Aviation talks all things tourism to members of the public at the Brilliant Backyard Expo held last Saturday

Marlborough’s tourism offerings were in the spotlight last weekend at the Brilliant Backyard Expo held at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

Organised by regional tourism organisation Destination Marlborough, the expo provided the opportunity for locals to meet face to face with tourism operators and discover what's out there in Marlborough’s ‘brilliant’ backyard. The expo drew a great response from Marlborough locals with 330 people through the doors on the day.

More than 30 local tourism businesses took part ranging from Marlborough Sounds’ accommodation, cruises, water taxis, kayaking, biking and a wildlife sanctuary, to wineries, wine touring and biking wine tours. Accommodation was also represented with hotels, bed and breakfasts and resorts alongside aviation, museums, ferries and the Coastal Pacific.

There were prize draws, deals for locals and a chance to find out more about all the possibilities for getting out and exploring Marlborough this coming summer.