Criterion Hotel

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

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Bucking the Backpacker Blues

A travel blog entry by tayrae

... is now, at the end of vintage, largely empty. I’m also without a job. WHY was I so hesitant to leave? I guess I was subconsciously afraid of making a big change, and clinging to whatever small shreds of routine, comfort, and familiarity I have established here.

It’s entirely possible that I (unintentionally) enhanced my own melancholy by overthinking it. I tend to do that sometimes, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that sense. (Any fellow ...


A travel blog entry by lj.oz


... hunt away, are quite different. The hunt away dogs are bread exclusively here in New Zealand and are trained to herd the sheep away. These surprisingly were more interesting than the other trials. At only about three minutes per dog there were two courses. One was straight up a hill, the other had a zigzag pattern out of cones the sheep had to go through. After talking to the organizers, Isabelle (one of our guests), got a chance to try it out guiding Rusty on a good ...


A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


... and head off to Nelson the following day, where accommodation was plentiful.

We had planned to tour around the vineyards on bikes, but the last bike tour had left just a few minutes before we arrived at the I-Site, and renting bikes proved to be near impossible, without wasting half the afternoon (which was now previous wine-tasting time!). So, Mr H (not much of a wine-drinker), offered to drive us around, allowing me to ...

Destination: Northland

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... drive. When it rains, the rain runs down the driveway, so there are water ruts and big stones that appear scattered all over the road, along with the gravel that the rain brings down. I drive extremely slow up the drive and then we hit the bend where it's really rough, we're either going to scrape the bottom of the car off or completely wreck the paintwork with stones flying! Either way it was not a good outcome. I had to go slowly so the stones wouldn't fly up ...

Day 14 & 15 - Inclines, seals & Kraken

A travel blog entry by lemonyjo


This morning, after breakfast, we decided to go for a longer tramp. If you have a look at the photo of the map of Picton we headed out to walk along the Snout Track, starting at the marina, walking alongside Shelley Beach to Bob's Bay and then up onto the track. The section from Bob's Bay up onto the Snout track was pretty steep with a longish run of switchbacks. By the time we reached the top my thighs were definitely hurting :-). However, the view was certainly worth ...


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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