Get out your cameras and your taste buds, and sample the best of Marlborough…
There is a host of Blenheim attractions to suit everyone. Fine wine, food, entertainment and adventure await you in the Marlborough district. Here’s a taste of the entertainment available, with some useful website links to more information.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Take a trip back in time with scenes recreated from The Great War, with innovative and visually stunning effects. See full scale replica WW1 aircraft, authentic memorabilia and fantastic displays. Great entertainment for the whole family. Visit www.omaka.org.nz for more details.
Relax on one of two picturesque 18 hole championship length golf courses in Marlborough, as well as four other 9 hole courses. All are within 2kms to 40kms of Blenheim.
Whales, Dolphins and Seals
Fly, boat or swim with these animals in Kaikoura, and dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds. Fantastic photo opportunities and an experience you won’t forget. There is an activity to fit any budget. An easy 2 hour drive away makes Kaikoura a great day trip from Blenheim. Visit www.kaikourawhalewatching.com and www.kaikoura.co.nz
Driftwood ECO-Tours, Blenheim, New Zealand www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz
A wide range of scenic flights are available from both the Marlborough Aero Club and Sounds Air, which are 4kms and 20kms respectively from us here at Brydan. Visit www.marlboroughaeroclub.co.nz or www.soundsair.com.
Walking / Hiking
Enjoy a wide range of walks from gentle to energetic. From the Wither Hills, Pelorus Bridge, or the Queen Charlotte track, you can soak up Marlborough’s tranquillity.
Visit www.qctrack.co.nz or www.truenz.co.nz for details.
Wine & Wine Tours
By car, by bus, or by bicycle, we highly recommend taking time to visit Marlborough’s world-renowned wineries. Personalised group tours are very popular, with visits to several wineries, suitable for small groups of up to 40 people.
Contact Kerry at www.bubblygrape.co.nz
or visit www.tourism.net.nz for details.
Be tempted with a selection of New Zealand’s finest confectionary at this boutique factory in Blenheim. Hand-made chocolates and other temptations are perfect for special occasions or an indulgent gift.
Visit www.makana.co.nz for more details.
Experience fly-fishing at the internationally acclaimed Spring Creek, which is rated in the Top 10 Fly-Fishing stretches in the World! Or go sea-fishing in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. There are several great options and fishing guides are available. Visit www.nzfishing.com or www.soundsconnection.co.nz.
Cruise Marlborough Sounds
Enjoy a fun full dining cruise, or ride on the famous Mail Boat which visits a myriad of bays and homes throughout the Sounds. A favourite trip is the ‘Seafood and Sauvignon’ cruise, whilst enjoying green-lipped mussels and our world-renowned Sauvignon Blancs. Visit www.bluelagooncruises.co.nz for details.