Criterion Hotel

2 Market Street (Corner Market & Alfred Sts.,), Blenheim, South Island, 7201, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Blenheim

To Marlborough country

A travel blog entry by phil100652

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... are not far from imagining Blenheim. I don't recall its centre being the subject of a major fire or earthquake but it looks as though the main shopping centre was built entirely in the 60s and is now looking a bit ragged. Fortunately we are booked in for just the one night and move on tomorrow to Nelson, close to the beach and the Abel Tasman National Park. One feature of the New Zealand roads we've forgotten to mention so far is ...

End of nowhere, part one

A travel blog entry by daretoknow

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... driving... It got more interesting when the road turned to yellowish, sandy gravel which created so much dust that Fatima was a different colour when I eventually arrived. It was a lot of fun going along, and having all day to do it in. The views when I did perilously sneak a look were of mountains, turquoise bays, native and fir forest with houses high on hillsides or by the water. It took from Momorangi Doc site to Hopewell - 4 hours! ...

Picton

A travel blog entry by legoodtimesroll

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... dinner. It just seemed a bit strange we were sitting eating outside at 7 pm enjoying the evening sunshine and they were inside with crackers and paper hats! The other highlight at the restaurant was the awesome cheesecake. Baked lemon cheesecake with berry coulis. The best of all time, according to Graham! We really love this spot but we have liked all the South Island and the weather has been amazing , so I hope the North Island is going to be as ...

Kaikoura & Seals. Blenheim & Rain

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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... and knocks them over, then they try again. After about 10 minutes we walked back to the car, and seen a slight pathway down to the beach. I wanted to get some closer photos of them and found a great little rock to perch on. I couldn't go any closer as I didn't want to disturb them or in a more likely case, annoy them and get eaten. I sat silently amazed by what was meters away from me and a large seal sat beneath me looking up at me probably wondering what I ...

18th Day

A travel blog entry by jesse.nessi

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... and then return back to base. The pilot revved up the rotors and we started to float, it was an amazing feeling. About 10' off the ground we rotated around and sped out to sea, rising to about 800' above the ocean we cruised at roughly 160km/h. We paralleled the beach as it goes around the bay and then over the point where we were earlier and saw the seals, and then further around to where we saw hundreds of other seals in different colonies along ...

Location

This hotel, located on 2 Market Street (Corner Market & Alfred Sts.,), 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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