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, to 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.
Daily wine tours / Transport and Charters / Fishing Charters.
Flexible itineraries to match your preference – just ask your guide and ensure you fully experience Marlborough's varied wine styles and discover the "magic of Marlborough!"
Witherhills Farm Park
Close to Blenheim, on this track you can meander through farms and experience views over the Wairau Lagoons. On this walk you can take a look at a working New Zealand farm and once you've ascended the main ridge, you'll experience great views to the NW of the Richmond Ranges, Wairau Valley and over to Blenheim.
Hop n Grape wine & beer tours
We open doors to places you can't go without a winemaker. Sample wine straight from the barrel, tailor your visits to local breweries, cheese and olive oil tasting or chocolate factory.
Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
"We will drive you to drink." Let us make your day, come sample all types of Marlborough wines whilst enjoying a laid back, flexible, fun filled experience. We include all tasting charges in the wineries and pick-up and drop off for your tour.
Marlborough Tour Company
The Marlborough Tour Company offers luxury tours and cruises of the Marlborough region, featuring the best wine, seafood and scenery Marlborough has to offer. Your tour, your way – led by experienced local guides, focused on your enjoyment.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
One of the world's largest private collections of Great War aircraft and artefacts in dramatic displays created by Wingnut Films, with mannequins by Weta Workshop. A second exhibition has just opened featuring stories from World War II.
Explore Marlborough run biking and driving wine tours of the Marlborough wine region. With a dozen wineries within 3km of your starting point and flat, easy biking, our tours are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Join a guided wine tour by bike and let one of our knowledgeable guides share their unique insights into this majestic region and its world-class wine, during a full or half-day tour. Or channel your free spirit (and our local knowledge) on your own self-guided biking wine tour.
Bike 2 Wine
Competitive rates, a pickup service and recommendations for your tour so you can see, taste and experience the best of what the region has to offer. From our centralised location you will find over 20 cellar doors for your tasting experience within a 5 kilometre radius of our base in Wilson Street, Renwick.
The Marlborough Farmers' Market
Fresh from the farm gate to the dinner plate every Sunday morning November-May, rain or shine at the A&P Showgrounds. Enjoy seasonal shopping and breakfast with fresh, local, honest cuisine.
Makana Confections specialises in gift-quality confections - all hand-made and using only the freshest, natural ingredients available. The Boutique Chocolate Factory is set up like a winery/cellar door where you can watch how the chocolates are made, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for delicious chocolates.
Highlight Wine Tours
Operating for over 20 years in Blenheim, this tour company's unique appeal includes their flexible tour options; their daily group tours; and their customised private tours with a selection of classic cars. Many of their wine tours end at the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory.
"Once Discovered, Never Forgotten"
There is something for everyone at Lochmara, with spaces to explore, play, and relax.
- View the marine life below the surface in our Underwater Observatory
- Hand-feed the Kakariki parakeets, NZ native eels, pigs, and chickens, and Explore the waters of Lochmara Bay with free use of our kayaks
- Explore the bushwalks around our property
- Play on the beach which is also safe for swimming
- Soak or treat yourself to a massage in the wonderful Bath House
- Spot native birdlife
- Visit the art exhibition spaces and learn about New Zealand art
Pelorus Mail Boat
Come aboard a real working Mail Boat. For one day you can be a part of the best job in the world! Experience the most remarkable sights and stories that this corner of the world has to offer. For almost a century the Pelorus Mail Boat, in the breath-taking Marlborough Sounds, has been delivering mail, groceries and crucial supplies to isolated homesteads nestled in the quiet, secluded bays of the Pelorus Sounds – and you're invited along for the ride!
E-ko = Ethical Kaitiakitangi Organisation.
Adventures for your Soul. World-class tours of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. We proudly give you unique experiences with up close and personal wildlife and scenery tours. We have conducted guided tours on Motuara Island Sanctuary and Ship Cove for 20 years, we were the first to support local conservation efforts.
Marlborough Brayshaw Park Museum
Brayshaw Heritage Park is a unique park occupying several acres of attractive parkland near Blenheim's south-west boundary. Established in 1968, the Park is home to a number of organisations including:
- Marlborough Historical Society
- Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery
- The Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) Marlborough Branch
Cruise and walk the Queen Charlotte Sound. Iconic mail run cruise. Queen Charlotte Track: Return water transport to your start and end points of your chosen walk (or biking) options. Paua Pearl Tour. Motuara Island Bird Watcher's Cruise.
The Vines Village
Perfectly located along the 'Golden Mile' nestled amongst some of Marlborough's best wineries, and just a 10 minute drive from Spring Creek Holiday Park. A collection of boutique stores and family friendly activities, The Vines Village is Qualmark certified and winner of a Sustainable Environmental Business Award and is a must visit destination for lovers of wine, beer, gin, boutique ice cream, gourmet food, art and design.
Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen
The closest vineyard to Spring Creek Holiday Park at only 1.8km. Visit the Saint Clair Family Estate for world class wine tasting and the restaurant offers an extensive menu reflecting some of the best seasonal produce Marlborough has to offer.
Wine Tours by Bike
This is self-guided biking at its best and a day designed for you, by you! Based at 33 Blicks Road in Renwick, Steve and Jo don't just run a bike hire company – this is bike hire with extras!! Free shuttle service to and from your accommodation in Blenheim, friendly up-to date advice, detailed cellar door map, freedom to choose who you want to visit, bike at your own pace and a full back-up service if you need them. They will even pick up your wine purchases along the way if you buy too much to carry!!