Attractions & Activities In The Marlborough Region

What is there to do in the Marlborough Region

Wither Hills Farm Park:

 Lots of walks and access points are 5 mins walk away from our Homestay.

This Farm Park is 1100 hectares of rolling hill country with a network of trails and with breath-taking views over the area.

Their are many different tracks for both walking, running or mountain bike riding in the park.

Maps are in the visitor’s information stand in our homestay

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre 5 mins drive away.

79 Aerodrome Road Omaka Blenheim

Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft

This Aviation Museum is world famous and a must do in Blenheim.

Omaka Classic cars: 

Next door to the Aviation Heritage Centre.

Vineyards:

We have over 150 vineyards in the region and 

50 cellar doors to visit and taste our local wines

A lunch in a local vineyard is another one of the must do's in the region

Moa brewery: 

A local craft brewery and bar

258 Jacksons Road Blenheim

Pollard Park: 

Parker Street, Blenheim

Lovely gardens, Children’s playground, BBQ, Picnic area, Duck Pond, Outdoor free use Gym,walks around the park.

Harling Park:

Located in Blenheim with access from Howick Road. This large park is being developed as a Japanese Gardens.It also provides open space for play and picnicking and walking access to the Wither Hills Farm Park.

Makana Confections:(Our Local Boutique Chocolate Factory)

Corner Rapaura Road & Odwyers Road Blenheim

A must Visit if you are a chocolate lover.

Watch local chocolate made in the kitchen with big clear glass windows for viewing.

Makana Confections specialises in gift-quality confections - all hand-made and using only the freshest, natural ingredients available to us. You are welcome to visit our two boutique chocolate factories in New Zealand — one in the beautiful Bay of Islands area of the North Island, and the other in the heart of the Marlborough Wine Trail at the top of the South Island. Each facility is set up like a winery / cellar door where you can watch how we make our chocolates, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for delicious chocolates

The Vines Village:

A collection of local tourist shops with great gifts, food, ice cream, merino and (of course) great wines, café, a great family spot with plenty of room for the children to run around.

Brayshaw Heritage Park:

Worth a look and this is where the Riverside Railway train leaves from. The train runs in the holidays and most weekends over summer.

Trains depart from our station at Brayshaw Park at the following times:

Brayshaw Park to Omaka Station return ( Aviation Museum)
1.15pm and 3pm

Brayshaw Park to Central Blenheim return ( Beaver Station)
1.45pm

Marlborough Museum and Wine Exhibition:

Lots of history and information, worth a look if you have time.

Free Entry Tickets for you to use in your homestay room.

Marlborough Flyer Stream Train:

This train runs between Picton and Blenheim on certain days over the summer. Google Marlborough Flyer to get the latest day and times it is operating.

Beaches:

Rarangi, Monkey's Bay and Whites Bay

20mins drive from our Homestay

Head north and check out Rarangi Beach in Cloudy bay, a perfect spot to watch that sunrise before walking over the headland to Whites Bay.

Whites bay is a beautiful spot for relaxing and very safe swimming beach. Just follow the road signs and turn off where the signs says Rarangi.

Monkey's bay also is a lovely walk just park at the carpark just at the end of Rarangi, has a cave that if lovely to watch the water crashing again the cave walls.

Havelock: 

30mins drive heading towards Nelson.

Many café's, marina, lots of fishing trips and tours leave from Havelock.

Lovely views and walks in the area.

This is where the mail boat trip leaves from to go out into the Marlborough Sounds to deliver to mail/groceries. This is a great day out and a beautiful trip.

Another mail boat also leaves from Picton.

Distance to travel to these locations:

Picton: 20mins drive.

Seddon: 20mins drive.

Nelson: 1 and a half hours drive.

Nelson Lakes: 1 and a half hours drive.

Kaikoura: Allow 2 hours to drive; SH1 still has many roadworks which means a few stops.

Hammer Springs: 3 and a half hours drive.

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