Blenheim is the regional centre and largest town that almost all Picton ferry bound traffic must pass through.

Around Blenheim you will find many small boutique wineries and larger ones like Montana Wines. In fact at this time, farmers are tearing up orchards and planting more grapes for wine production.

The town is relatively quiet with social activity cantered around the bars and wineries. It does have a cinema complex and a wide range of accommodation.

Other places of interest are Seymour Square is the picturesque park of carefully tended floral gardens with a 15 m high historic stone clock tower and a memorial fountain that features a lovely multi-coloured display at night. Whether picnicking, strolling or taking time out, Seymour Square offers an ideal setting and is only 2 minutes walk from Blenheim's town centre.

Pollard Park is a showcase of floral gardens, rose displays and native rockeries border an attractive stream which meanders through 24.6ha of wooded parkland and golf course.

Wither Hills farm Park is a working sheep and cattle farm covering 1,100ha of the southern boundary of the Blenheim urban area with many recreational opportunities for both locals and visitors alike, the Park has an extensive network of walkways and tracks which guide you through a variety of tree lined valleys or hill-top vantage points overlooking Blenheim and the Wairau basin, and you can also see across to the North Island.

Travel on to St Arnaud and the Nelson Lakes, Nelson City and Golden Bay or south along the coast to Kaikoura and Canterbury.


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