Blue Ridge Estate

50 O'Dwyers Rd, RD 3, Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Blenheim

On the Nydia Track

A travel blog entry by evi21 on May 02, 2014

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... saddle, which offers a great view if a little obscured by the trees. To the south I could make out snow capped mountains, to the north the waters of Nydia Bay. From Kaiuma Saddle it's a steady descent into Nydia Bay. The ground was slippery in some places and I hurt my knee at some point trying not to fall down. The pain ceased soon enough but I took it easy not wanting to risk another sprained ankle or worse.

When you leave the bush, you walk across ...

How I fell in love with Tongan culture

A travel blog entry by reiseems on Mar 12, 2014

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... of long hours where everyone sits in a circle and drinks Kava (powder from the Kava root dissolved in water) from coconut shells.

So our friends live two different lives. One at home with their families, wives and children and one in New Zealand with their, often relatives, roommates and work mates where they earn the money to support their families at home. And this every year when season starts from November-March.
Many wish to go ...

Lefty loosey righty tighty

A travel blog entry by rachel_ttw on Mar 03, 2014

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... at Yealands winery. Having no previous experience in the wine industry I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was I was going to work a 'vintage' as a cellar hand which I guessed correctly was the time of year where they harvest the grapes and make the wine. The vast majority of the other cellar hands that Yealands had employed for the vintage had degrees in winemaking or similar and experience in the industry. I have to admit that at first I found ...

Heading north

A travel blog entry by lanen on Feb 19, 2014

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Today the ferry to the North Island. Weather is absolutely beautiful, high summer. From Blenheim it's only a 25 min. drive to Picton through very scenic country; the steep slopes make it look almost alpine. Drop-off of the car went smoothly and we got all the documents for the pick-up of another one in Wellington

Waiting to embark we found out why all ferries are fully booked so early: the biggest of the 4 ferries of Interislander Group, ms Aratere, assuring some 45% of the ...

End of nowhere, part one

A travel blog entry by daretoknow on Jan 19, 2014

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... all boiled together - hot and sweet - very yummy. My dinners seem to be getting more and more unusual and is reminding me of that woman off Vicar of Dibley! In the morning i had a cold shower and it was fabulous. I had no idea where to go, so spent a long time looking at the map and through various leaflets, I decided on French Pass.... Another road to nowhere...But that is another story altogether... See you in the next blog.... X x x x x x ...

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This hotel, located on 50 O'Dwyers Rd, RD 3, Blenheim, is near Bubbly Grape Wine Tours (Marlborough), Wine Tours By Bike, Cloudy Bay, and Quilter's Barn - Mud Hut Complex.
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