Blenheim - Waiharakeke, is the heart of then Marlborough region. It is a Small but beautiful township at the center of wine country, did you know that 75% of NZ wine is produced in Marlborough.
Marlborough battles every year for the top spot in NZ for the most sunshine hours and often wins!!
Blenheim is perfectly located just 20min from Picton, surrounded by hills in the distance and vineyards close by.
There is so much to do and see in Blenheim, from exploring Peter Jackson personal collection of WW1 Planes at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center to walking the Wither hills or checking out the Wairau Lagoons.
Of course you can also ditch the kids and head off on a wine tour, tasting your way around the regions beautiful winery's. You can even stay a night in a wine barrel ! Blenheim also have plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to suit your needs.
With rivers to swim in, beautiful bush walks to explore, winery's to visit and taste and even a few beaches to visit Blenheim is a fantastically diverse place to visit.
Grovetown Lagoons is a wetlands area in Spring Creek where you can walk, bike and even kayak around.
Wairau Lagoons is a flat loop track out to view the T.S.S Waverly Shipwreck and surrounding Lagoons. It is a good walk for kids and also fantastic for bird watching.
Taylor River Reserve
The Taylor River runs through the heart of Blenheim, a large section of the river has been paved for people to walk, bike and explore.