- The Nelson region has a reputation for award winning wines, particularly aromatics ( Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and their famous Sauvignon Blancs) as well as superb “stickies”.
- If you head into the Mackenzie Country, make sure you stop at Lake Tekapo and see the bronze Sheep Dog Statue, forever watching over the lake. It's dedicated to all of the back country working dogs that make such a big difference to the high country farmers when it comes to finding and moving stock in difficult terrain.
- Blenheim is the largest town in Marlborough and is famous for hosting the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival every year.
- Larnach Castle is New Zealand's only castle. It has the most beautiful gardens full of New Zealand and other temperate Southern Hemisphere plants. It is now listed as a garden of significance. With seasonal displays, there's never a bad time to visit.
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