Travel Blogs from Blenheim, New Zealand

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Wine and chocolate, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Wine and chocolate

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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We went for a change of pace in Blenheim and kicked back for Marlborough region wine tasting. After the torrential rain the night before we woke up to gorgeous sunny blue skies, and it was actually warmer than it's been in a while. It was a really nice ...

Malborough's Wineries...hic...., Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Malborough's Wineries...hic....

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... this wouldn't be a problem, there would surely be no trains at night. We'd only seen one train whilst were were in New Zealand....and we'd spent the entire day following this particular line up the coast. WRONG! At first I thought it was an ...

The Marlborough Region, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

The Marlborough Region

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... the sunset. The next day we went on a short walk to a reservoir in the Esson's Valley, before catching a bus to Blenheim, our next destination. Blenhiem is certainly a weird place; although most famous for the Marlborough wine vineyards, when we arrived ...

Swimming upstream, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming upstream

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... and over hasn't been fun either. I've felt like I've been wasting time and money when I could be out doing whatever I wanted around New Zealand, but I haven't left because I know I'll need to work at some point and just want to get it out of the way ...

Down Time, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Down Time

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... of the chimneys; over a river and past wetlands; through vineyards and beside farms with sheep or cows. It was my first real glimpse of New Zealand's scenic beauty, and I can't wait to be able to travel through more of it and even hike some of it. I spent ...

Waiting, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Waiting

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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Sorry for the lack of entries, but there's really not a ton to update about at the moment. I moved to Leeway's Backpackers, which is resoundingly better than Arrow. Aside from the facilities just being better in general, the staff is friendlier and the ...

I just want to bang on my drum all day, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

I just want to bang on my drum all day

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... and I was named the best Big Buck Hunter out of the group. Afterward we had a mad midnight ride on curvy mountain roads back to Blenheim, with most of the van "singing" (I use this word in its loosest sense) their lungs out. Monday I am going to be ...

Sour Grapes, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Sour Grapes

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... the loss of my camera have combined with the antsy feeling I got from sitting around waiting for work for a couple of weeks to turn Blenheim's taste sour to me. I think I'll probably leave after this week and get on with my getting on. We'll see how some ...

Resting, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Resting

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... stuff and vice versa, so we stayed a couple of nights. Nothing of much note happened other than we rested up, although I did buy a new camera to replace the one that was stolen. That means more photos, but probably not for a while until I find a place to ...

The grapes of wrath, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

The grapes of wrath

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... thought I said it was my birthday. After clarify the subject, everyone in the room had a good laugh. And that is why I'm liking New Zealand better than Thailand at the moment: that's the largest example of a language barrier from my time here. On a random ...

Northward Ho!, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Northward Ho!

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... been working until they have enough to go and do something, and doing something until they need money and have to go to work. New Zealand is fairly reasonably priced, if you really know what you are doing. Eat from the supermarket, stay with friends in ...

Shame about the weather, Picton and Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Shame about the weather

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... (which is being v temperamental). Are a bit lost when its raining but have a productive afternoon and then make decision to drive to Blenheim again as there is a Dominos pizza there (sad I know, but they are only 6.95 each with a voucher we have which ...

Kiwis and mussels, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwis and mussels

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... The birds are bigger and faster than I'd expected, flitting about from bush to cover at a great clip on their stick legs. New Zealand's national symbol, besides being flightless, has the distinction of nostrils at the end of its beak. In the building's ...

Blown All The Way To Blenheim, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Blown All The Way To Blenheim

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... electrical tape and hoped that it would last! Luckily the wind stayed with us and the tyre held on, meaning that we reached Blenheim by 3pm. Time for a leisurely bike round town to find a new tyre before heading to another Top 10 Campsite where we were ...

A bit of a tramp, The Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand travel blog

A bit of a tramp

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... have to book up months in advance to take a shot at one. It's called tramping. I should probably point out here that New Zealand tramps don't sleep under bridges drinking paint thinner and smelling of wee. A tramp in these parts means a hike and there ...

Veni, Vidi, Vintner, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Veni, Vidi, Vintner

A travel blog entry by irax

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I headed for Blenheim for one thing only, wine tasting. The Marlborough region is New Zealand's premier wine making region and I wanted to give it a go. Within 2 hours of arriving I was on a mini bus with eight others, we had to pay for the mini bus ...

December Already - Blenheim, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

December Already - Blenheim

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... down some steps just off of the highway and there were several seals basking on the rocks! (what a country huh?!). We arrived in Blenheim and camped under a busy road and train bridge, but by the side of a beautiful river, we had ducks and ducklings ...

Blenheim - Wine with a view!, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Blenheim - Wine with a view!

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... its Sauvignon Blanc (yum!). That night we just got settled in the campsite and had some dinner. The next day we walked into Blenheim to have a look around the town and went looking for Pollard Park which we'd read was a lovely place to visit. Rich played ...

Sammy The Seal....., Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Sammy The Seal.....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... they have got the tours and tourism down to a pretty fine art So, off we went again, left kaikoura and headed north, got to Blenheim and found a campsite, turned out a beautiful evening, sunshine!!!! A pretty rare sighting so far in the south ...

Eine Woche nichts tun ist vorbei, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Eine Woche nichts tun ist vorbei

A travel blog entry by gustavteschner

... nur wegen dem Kicken, aber ich muss erstmal ein bisschen Geld verdienen und dann kann ich bestimmt auch hier in Blenheim spielen. Das war alles ein bisschen ruppiger aber sie meinten ich wäre trotzdem jederzeit wieder willkommen. Am Freitagmorgen habe ...

Birthday bash in Blenheim!, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Birthday bash in Blenheim!

A travel blog entry by thebirds

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Never enough wine tasting, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Never enough wine tasting

A travel blog entry by renu-and-sam

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... 't want to leave. After a brief stop at a roadside shack to split a crayfish (rock lobster), we sped onwards toward Blenheim. Unfortunately, Speed Racer here got pulled over. The very friendly policeman (yes, even the cops are friendly) explained to me ...

Het land van de wijnen, Marlborough, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Het land van de wijnen, Marlborough

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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En als je er dan toch bent, dan maar even proeven ook… Het is allemaal niet ver van het dorpje en ziet er sjiek uit. Lange rijen wijnranken, afgewisseld met grote gebouwen waar fabrieken achter schuil gaan. Wij zijn gaan kijken bij Wither Hills, ...

Blenheim - Picton, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Blenheim - Picton

A travel blog entry by girlmeetsworld

... but the name Blenheim has always conjured up a very historic and conservative place in my minds eye. A far cry from what Blenheim, New Zealand is actually like. Granted that we'd not spent that long here but I was still pretty much convinced that I'd ...

Saying goodbyes.., Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Saying goodbyes..

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... evening called around to the backpackers of Cecile and Nacho and gang to hang out with them both before they were to leave Blenheim.. Cecile to go work in Akaroa (the french settlement town about an hours drive from Christchurch that is in a beautiful ...

kayaking, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

kayaking

A travel blog entry by geoffbid

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... , just a stop for coffee and pie! and a wander round the cathedral and town, then onwards over yet more lovely hills to reach Blenheim. Which winery should we try? Cloudy Bay seemed the natural choice , and so good it was. we came away with a bottle and ...

Three Jews and Three Dutchmen Walk Into a Bar..., Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Three Jews and Three Dutchmen Walk Into a Bar...

A travel blog entry by jordanancel

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... , we disembarked and I caught a bus to Blenheim, which was in the heart of the Marlborough Region— the Napa Valley of New Zealand, if you will. Blenheim. Hm. It's a quaint town, but not quite as charming as many of the others I've seen. I lugged my ...

The Road South, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

The Road South

A travel blog entry by morfordfamily

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With reluctance we left the top of the South and headed for the West Coast, stopping at Murchison on the energetic edge of the Buller River.  Lack of day light and hungry children called for a stop at a campsite that straddled a cemetery and thanks ...

Beeping sheep, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

Beeping sheep

A travel blog entry by fitz124

... us). Along the road we have been beeping at all the sheep and cows we see and given that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand this makes for a lot of beeping as we listen to more classic hits like When You're Gone by Bryan Adams and Mel C. ...

On Yer Bike, Blenheim, New Zealand travel blog

On Yer Bike

A travel blog entry by ben-and-sharon

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The next day Ben had found the only other reason to get Sharon back on a bicycle: wine! We were doing a vineyard tour by bike. We were collected from the campsite and driven to the company's base up in the vineyards. After being provided with bikes (plus ...

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