British Lions Tour of 2017

We extend a hearty Marlborough welcome to all visiting fans of the 2017 British  (and Irish) Lions rugby team. Your focus will clearly be on the rugby games, but in between, there is time to see our magnificent country. Why not spend some time in Blenheim (Marlborough) at the top of the South Island, New Zealand?

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We are a 25 minute flight away from Wellington or 3 ½ hours on the incredibly scenic ferry route over the Cook Strait and through the Queen Charlotte Sound. Travel to Wellington for the games but stay in the tranquillity and splendour of Marlborough. Jade Owl Bed and Breakfast offers 2 double rooms for ACCOMMODATION in the heart of the famous Marlborough valley.

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Marlborough is world renown for our wine, and in particular our Sauvignon Blanc. Our climate and soils create the perfect environment and even the French cannot compete successfully in blind tastings. Our passionate Savs, lusty Aromatics and delicate Pinot Noir are awaiting your pleasure. Come on a Jade Wine Tour and taste the best that Marlborough has to offer. Taste the skills of our wine makers in every bottle.

We have a Jade WINE TOUR to suit everyone.


But Marlborough is not just about the wine. We have incredible scenery, the Omaka Aviation Heritage centre for early aviation enthusiasts, the Marlborough Sounds for sailing and cruising with the Dolphins, and magnificent local gourmet produce. This is the Green Lipped Mussel capital of the world and King Salmon are harvested daily from aqua-farms in the Sounds. We also organise tours to visit the seals, Whales and Dolphins at Kaikoura.


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Blenheim is a great place to base yourself in between enjoying the Rugby. Hike or Mountain Bike the famous Queen Charlotte Track or do a combination with kayaking and the water taxis will take care of your luggage. Perhaps a round of golf at one of our three golf courses, or even a Helicopter flight to see the scenery made famous in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies.


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Or you can just relax in the comfort of your private garden at the Jade Owl B and B and enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer from our two boutique breweries.


Make the most of your trip to New Zealand – come and spoil yourself in Marlborough.


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