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Our best attractions and activities in Blenheim
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Our best attractions and activities in Blenheim

There is so much to do in Blenheim.

According to Wikipedia, Blenheim is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. It has an urban population of 30,900 (June 2013 estimate). The surrounding area is well known as a centre of New Zealand’s wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand’s sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.

The Marlborough Region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, and scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.

  1. Trip Advisor – Things to do in Blenheim
  2. New Zealand Tourism Guide – Blenheim is the main town in the Marlborough region and New Zealand’s largest winemaking region. Blenheim enjoys a lovely sunny climate with hot, dry summers.
  3. 100% Pur New Zealand – The sunny town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour.
  4. AA Travel – Activities in Blenheim
  5. City of Blenheim – Blenheim is situated in the Marlborough region of New Zealand on the north east corner of the South Island, due west of Wellington city. Blenheim’s attractions include its wine industry, the Marlborough Sounds, gourmet foods and adventure activities.
  6. NZ Escape – A tour of Blenheim’s many world-class vineyards and wineries is a must. Wine Tours by Bike offers self-guided tours to most of the popular vineyards – hire a bike for a few hours or the whole day. Of the fully guided tour options available, we recommend either Explore Marlborough or Marlborough Wine Tours (who also offer boat cruises in the Marlborough Sounds). Of the many vineyards Blenheim has to offer, we recommend visiting Highfield Estate Winery where you can enjoy fine wine with great food in their in-house Restaurant. Other tourist attractions include Driftwood Eco-tours, which offers tours for bird-lovers to the Wairau Lagoon.

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