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Scenic Marlborough, Wither Hills Farm Park attractions

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Marlborough, South Island

Marlborough, Wither Hills Farm Park top sights

  • Sweeping views of Blenheim and the Marlborough vineyards
  • Views of the historic Wairau Lagoon
  • Walking trails from easy strolls to strenuous hill climbs (the view is at the summit)
  • Mountain bike trails

The Wither Hills Farm Park is named after early land owner, Charles Bigg Wither, and includes over 1100 hectares of rolling to steep hill country. The Farm Park is enjoyed by thousands of locals and visitors each year with over 60 kms of walking tracks and mountain bike trails on offer. The Farm Park is a working farm, so please respect stock, and take note of danger warning signs including fire signs.

Allow up to five hours to explore Marlborough, Wither Hills Farm Park with a leisurely day walk enjoying panoramic views of Wellington’s south coast, Wairau Lagoon and sweeping views of Blenheim and the braided river flats of Canterbury.

Wither Hills, working farm, open to public, Marlborough, New Zealand
Wither Hills, working farm, open to public, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wither Hills walking tracks

Mount Vernon

A popular trail for photographers with panoramic views of vineyards and the Marlborough braided river flats. Amazing sunsets. The Mount Vernon track is a steep continuous climb up a ridge. There is a water station at the top signalling to hikers you are on the right track. The trail is well signposted. There is no water at the summit so carry plenty of supplies especially in the hot Marlborough summer. Access from Redwood Street. A carpark is located at the trailhead.

  • Length 4.7 km
  • Duration 1 ½ hours steep hill climb

There are numerous walking trails check the TRAVEL PACK SECTION for a Wither Hills Farm Park brochure and map.

Wither Hills Farm Park

The park is a working farm managed by the local government. 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 tracks lead to views of Blenheim and the Wairau Valley, and Cloudy Bay. There are short easy strolls along the base of the hills.

Cycle, bike Wither Hills trails

There are trails from the easy single track Rifle Range Trail along the base of the hills and the challenging Mt Vernon Traverse over the ridgelines. You can ride to the park from Blenheim centre, using the Taylor River Trail to the Taylor Dam Reserve.

Where is Wither Hills Farm Park, Marlborough located?

FX24+39 Blenheim

Located in Blenheim with access from Rifle Range Place, Forest Park Drive, Weld Street and Redwood Street.

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