The Wither Hills provide an iconic backdrop to Blenheim and the Wairau Valley and are the perfect place for a short or long walk, up to the lookouts with panoramic views of Cloudy Bay, or along the base of the hills for a gentler stroll.
There are trails for every level of riding, including the easy single track Rifle Range Trail along the base of the hills and the challenging Mt Vernon Traverse over the ridgelines. From the top of the farm park’s golden hills, you’ll find views across Marlborough, stretching from Cloudy Bay to Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku in the Awatere Valley.
You can ride to the park from Blenheim centre, using the Taylor River Trail to the Taylor Dam Reserve.
20 minutes to multiple hours
Beginner to experienced
Main Entrance: Rifle Range Place off Taylor Pass Road
Other Access Points: Taylor Pass Road, Forest Hills Drive, Weld Street, Fyffe Street, Redwood Street, Dry Hills Lane or Cob Cottage Road.
1. Keep left.
2. Cyclists should let pedestrians know when they are approaching by politely calling out or ringing a bell when approaching from behind.
3. Cyclists should pass on the right, when possible – unless the pedestrians are on the right in which case pass them in the safest way possible.
4. Cyclists should ride defensively and cycle at a speed that does not put others at risk.