Situated at the top of the South Island, Marlborough has a population of approximately 42,000+ residents, and that number is increasing all the time. No wonder, with National Parks close by, beautiful beaches, clean rivers, boating, and all manner of outdoor pursuits available within minutes of the city centre of Blenheim.

The Marlborough region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, as well as scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.