The sunny South Island town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture of the the Marlborough region. This part of the country is perfect for a leisurely style of exploration, so why not discover the vineyards by bike or take a kayak adventure around the islands that dot Marlborough Sound.
What you’ll love most about the Marlborough Region
- Take a self-drive, cycle or join a guided tour of the region’s vineyards and craft breweries
- No trip to this part of South Island is complete without an idyllic cruise of Marlborough Sounds. See up to five species of dolphin, fur seals, little blue penguins and the rare Rowi kiwi
- The enchanting scenic reserve of Pelorus Bridge is located between Blenheim and Nelson, and is ideal for strolls through forest glades. It was a filming location for the first Hobbit movie that you can recreate scenes yourself with kayaks
- Experience the deliciously fresh sea food