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Local Marlborough Activities
Blenheim . South Island . New Zealand

Marlborough has everything the holidaymaker / traveller could want - a relaxing environment, spectacular scenery, fine wines and foods, adventure activities and recreational pursuits, all of which can be enjoyed in a stable, year-round sunny climate.

Listed under either Regional or Blenheim are our suggestions for activities which can be accomplished within a day from Commodore Court Motel without time pressures. Needless to say, the suggestions listed are not exhaustive.

Blenhiem Activities

Wither Hills Farm Park
Owned by the Marlborough District Council, the farm park offers extensive walking tracks which afford an excellent view of the Wairau Plain, and Cloudy Bay.

Pollard Park
Magnificent gardens built around a stream fed by underground springs, and close to town.

Brayshaw Park
Capturing the past, Brayshaw Park is both a museum, and holds extensive archives maintained by the Marlborough Historical Society.

Art Galleries
Blenheim has two art Galleries, which display a variety of works by local artists.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
WW1 Air Aircraft and memorabilia

Wine Tours
Either Independently or with one of our local tour companies

Regional Activities

Wine Tasting/trails
Marlborough has established an international reputation for production of cool climate wines. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Methode Traditionale are sought after the world over. While visiting the region you can sample the vintages direct from the producers. Many wineries also boast fine restaurants and function centres.

Golf Courses
Four golf courses are available to choose from. Fairhall, Rarangi, and Picton are all 18 hole courses, while Blenheim is a nine hole course, but very conveniently located close to the centre of Blenheim.

Marlborough Sounds
The Marlborough Sounds is an area of unique sheltered marine environment, and luxurious temperate rainforest. There are many forms of water transport available and a variety of activities from scenic cruises to fishing trips.

Queen Charlotte Track
A walking track from Anakiwa to Ship Cove encompasses costal forest, numerous coves and inlets, skyline ridges offering spectacular views of both the Queen Charlotte & Kenepuru Sounds.

Kaikoura Whale Watch
South of Blenheim, Kaikoura is easily within reach for a day trip to view Sperm Whales, fur seals, dolphins and other marine life.

Rainbow Ski-field
During the winter months, Rainbow Ski-field is within easy reach for those people who like to spend a day on the slopes. Lessons and ski hire facilities are available.

Nelson Lakes National Park
For those people who like the outdoors, Nelson Lakes National Park is a tranquil place of rugged mountains and native bush along with some excellent trout fishing.

See and Do New Zealand
A scenic and activity video library on what to see and do in the area:

100% Pure New Zealand
Facts, Things to Do, Info on the area and more:

New Zealand Tourism Guide
Attractions, activiites and events:

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