Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

The Wild West? Fill ’er up at Blenheim, where it says its goodbyes to State Highway 1, and hit the...


Great Coast Road, Barrytown, West Coast © Raimund Linke

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Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park & Park Motels Visit website

Accommodation for every budget, from standard cabins to self-contained motel units. With its rural aspect on the sunny side of Waikawa Bay and away from . . . More . . . 

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Long Island/Kokomahua Marine Reserve

Tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds, Long and Kokomohua islands are nestled inside the entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound. Read the story . . . 

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Marlborough Vintners Hotel – Heritage Collection Visit website

Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers the highest standards in luxury accommodation throughout Blenheim and the wider Marlborough region. In the heart of the Marlborough wine country, . . . More . . . 

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Cook Strait crossing: one of the most beautiful in the world

Anyone who has ever done a road trip of New Zealand will have indelible memories of their Cook Strait crossing. Read the story . . . 

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Jasmine Court Motel Visit website

Centrally located, conveniently close to cafes, restaurants, shopping and Picton waterfront. Ferry, train & bus terminals just 1km and 300mtrs to water taxis to the . . . More . . . 

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Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the very first people ever to travel to this country.   Read the story . . . 

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Beachside Sunnyvale Motel Visit website

Beachside Sunnyvale Motel is situated in quiet peaceful Waikawa Bay, the closest motel to the beach in Picton. A popular destination for water sports, sightseeing . . . More . . . 

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Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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Phoenix Motor Inn Visit website

Looking for a Quality Blenheim Motel? Look no further. Our quiet, comfortable rooms and facilities offer an excellent stay near the heart of Blenheim. . . . More . . . 

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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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Bella Vista Blenheim Visit website

Julie and Paul welcome you to the Bella Vista Blenheim Motel. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks, in that the accommodation is in a whole other class to traditional bush-bashing experiences. Read the story . . . 

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Apartments On The Waterfront Visit website

Tranquil setting overlooking bay and marina with private balconies from which to enjoy the views. Swim in our saltwater swimming pool or enjoy our hot spa. . . . More . . . 

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Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail... Read the story . . . 

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Visit website

Starring Sir Peter Jackson's Knights of the Sky Exhibition the world's largest private collection of WW1, aircraft and memorabilia. In addition the newly opened WW2 . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Marlborough

From pies and pastries to planes, art galleries and Great Walks, it's all here in Marlborough. Read the story . . . 

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