Walking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough. Copyright Destination Marlborough
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Guide

Walks

Get to know Marlborough step by step, via walking tracks to alpine peaks, golden trails on working farms and native bush walks in the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough walks can be as challenging as Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, as beautiful as the Queen Charlotte Track and as relaxing as the Taylor River reserve.

Whether you’re hiking for a day or a week, staying in a tent, hut or lodge, you’ll love the pace of Marlborough.

Wither Hills Farm Park

The Wither Hills Farm Park offers a brilliant range of walking and mountain biking tracks on a 1,100ha working sheep and cattle farm just minutes from Blenheim's CBD.

Walking
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 more gentle stroll.

Biking
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.

Access

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.

Map

Map

Click here to view the map which includes all the walking and biking trails, along with some more info on the walks available. Alternatively, once you arrive you can pick up a map from the Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

Grade

Beginner to experienced.

Shared Pathway Etiquette

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.

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