Ten minutes' walk from town, this 25-hectare park has beautiful blooming and scented gardens, a playground, tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course. It's pretty as a picture when lit up on summer evenings. Five minutes away, on the way to town, is the extensive Taylor River Floodway Reserve, a lovely place for a stroll.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Blenheim attractions

1. Marlborough Museum

1.77 MILES

The history of NZ's wine industry is celebrated here, along with fascinating displays devoted to finds from Wairau Bar, the site of the country's earliest…

2. Wither Hills

2.32 MILES

Pull up a beanbag on the Hockneyesque lawns of this impressive complex and enjoy a three-wine flight ($10), or head into the cellar for a more traditional…

3. Omaka Classic Cars

2.33 MILES

Opposite the Aviation Heritage Centre is this collection of more than 100 restored cars dating from the 1950s to the '80s.

4. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

2.39 MILES

When Sir Peter Jackson has a passion for something, there are no half measures. That's abundantly clear in the 'Knights of the Sky' exhibition, which…

5. Saint Clair Estate

3.23 MILES

Prepare to be blown away by the Pioneer Block and Reserve range sauvignon blanc and pinot noir at Marlborough's most awarded winery. There's a good…

6. Cloudy Bay

3.79 MILES

The most famous, most upmarket and most expensive tasting experience; private tastings and tours are also offered. Jack's Raw Bar shucks and serves…

7. Allan Scott Family Winemakers

4.02 MILES

Highlights of this esteemed range include a lovely gewürztraminer and a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine. The attached Twelve Trees restaurant is…

8. Auntsfield Estate

4.83 MILES

Quality handcrafted wines from this historic and picturesque vineyard at the foot of the hills. Tours available by arrangement (per person $20, minimum…