Google “New Zealand Must See” and you’ll get 100+ things to do, all of which look pretty damn awesome.
- Milford Sound anyone?
- Queenstown – the “Adventure Capital of the World”
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- and like a million National Parks that could bring you to tears.
I don’t think there’s a single place in New Zealand that’s short of breathtaking, a track not worth hiking, or an activity that would disappoint.
There is one place, though, that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.
A smaller city, better described as a town, located in the Marlborough region in the northeastern part of the South Island. Home to just about 30,000 people.
Why it Should be on the Must-See List
Wine for Days
- It is the center of New Zealand’s wine industry, and there are about 60 wineries in the surrounding area to visit.
- Best known for Sauvignon Blanc, but has a little something for all taste buds.
- NZ has a slight obsession with bean bags, so you can sip your wine al fresco and go back to the 90s in one of these.
Vineyard Bike Tours
- You can do a winery bike tour. That’s right, most of the wineries are within biking distance, so picture this: you biking through the vineyards on a sunny day, wine tasting, enjoying lunch amidst the grapes, and having a jolly ole time.
- Everybody loves wine tasting, and if you don’t love biking, you can get a chauffeur.
- I like to call it the Sevilla of New Zealand. It enjoys New Zealand’s sunniest climate (ENZ).
- If you’re still not convinced, Blenheim is close to Kaikoura where you can whale watch and swim with dolphins, and the Marlborough Sounds, which speak for itself. Both are considered “Must-Sees.”