The River Queen river boat tour leaves from Blenheim town centre and is a superb way to explore landscapes around Blenheim. You’ll retrace the route of the steamboats of old; enjoy a relaxing punt and a riverside picnic, sampling a selection of local wines and gourmet treats.
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Green Shell Mussel Cruise
Daily cruise departures over the summer season from the Havelock Marina. A wonderful cruise out in to the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds, two of the main Sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds. Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm for the perfect wine and food match of fresh steamed mussels served with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. greenshellmusselcruise
For an extensive range of daily tours, both scheduled and private tours of the Marlborough wine region. Indulge with fabulous wine and food on our Taste Marlborough Tour, combine the wine region and the Marlborough Sounds on our Marlborough Icons Tour, or sit back and relax on your very own private tour. All group sizes catered for. www.marlboroughtravel.co.nz
An easy walk from your Chateau Marlborough hotel accommodation, Blenheim township is full of small boutiques and galleries to delight treasure-seekers of all ages.
The focal point of Blenheim town is the attractive Seymour Square, the base for the Garden Marlborough festival each November, with its well-tended flowerbeds, memorial clock tower and fountain. An historic bandstand and amphitheatre, adjacent to Seymour Square, are regularly used for a wide range of performing arts.
Of historic interest are both Riverlands Cob Cottage, furnished in pioneer style, and the Brayshaw Museum Park with its reconstructed colonial village. A miniature railway runs alongside the river, transporting passengers from Blenheim town to Brayshaw Park museum and settler town.
Blenheim has a reputation for lovely gardens, including Waterlea Gardens and Pollard Park botanical gardens, featuring winding walkways through its gardens and rivers along with children’s playgrounds and barbeque areas for those summer picnics.
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Activities in the Blenheim countryside include whitewater rafting, tramping, boating, kayaking, horse trekking, mountain biking, trout fishing and skiing. More sedate pursuits include strolling through the lovely parks and gardens of Blenheim, or enjoying a visit to an art studio, olive grove, cheese factory or boutique distillery.