Between Blenheim and Nelson

The Marlborough Sounds and the Richmond Range both lie between Blenheim and Nelson. The local section of Te Araroa, the long pathway of New Zealand, is marked out in orange. Image screenshot from walkingaccess.govt.nz, 4 January 2021. Crown copyright reserved.

BETWEEN Blenheim and Nelson, there is a ruggedly beautiful area that extends from the Marlborough Sounds in the north-east to Nelson Lakes National Park, in the southwest, via the Richmond Range. To the west, and south, of this great triangular block of mountains there are the river flats and plains of Nelson and, on the Blenheim side, the Wairau valley.

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.