We are staying in a cabin at the Top 10 Holiday Park on the edge of Blenheim, central, clean and friendly.
This is definitely a great biking town
- We have brought our bikes along, but we could have hired them here or several of the bike shops in town.
- We quickly discover the trails beside the river which go for miles on both sides, for some of the time alongside a small local railway.
- Then there are the paths through the vineyards – you can discover the whole of the Marlborough’s Wairau Plains by bike
- If you are more adventurous you can head into the Wither Hills Farm Park for walking and mountain biking.
Blenheim is no sleepy town – it has a great town centre and a spectacular Convention Centre (we are here at the BirdsNZ Conference).
Here are some non biking spots we also enjoyed:
The Poppy Thai restaurant
- The Blenheim Railway Station is beautifully restored design by our friend’s grandfather George Troup, and now called the Wine Station where you can drink from 80 premium local wines.
- Across the road is another notable building which I discover is the I-Site which is where to head for maps and information.
- The Vines Village – a hub for artisans and food. There is a wine cellar, cafe, shops, places for the kids to play. Well worth a stop. 193 Rapaura Road Blenheim
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