Blenheim and Renwick
Blenheim is the commercial heart of the internationally famous Marlborough wine district.
Blenheim features numerous restaurants that focus on local wines and food. To the west of Blenheim,
Renwick is in the heart of the vineyards. Enjoy a visit to Renwick's museum of agricultural history or a locally brewed beer at
one of several pubs in the area.
Picton and Waikawa
Twenty-five kilometres north of Blenheim, the seaside town of Picton is the launch point for walks, outdoor adventure eco-tourism,
boating and cruises in and around Queen Charlotte Sound. Picton is the ferry
transit point from Wellington and caters to transitting visitor needs with many excellent cafés and several fine craft galleries. Further up the road,
Waikawa Bay is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic, with a great playground for children.
Less than a 30 minute drive from Blenheim, Havelock is the gateway to the stunning
Kenepuru Sound and Pelorus Sound. Boat trips leave regularly for fishing, mussel farm visits and scenic tours.
Awatere and Pacific Coast
Seddon township, to the south of Blenheim, services the agricultural and viticultural communities of the
Awatere Valley. The drive from Seddon to Kaikoura offers some of the
most stunning coastal scenery in the South Island.