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Renwick is a small town in Marlborough. It is in the heart of the Wairau Valley wine growing district and could be an alternative to Blenheim as a base from which to explore the region. The small town's motto is "The heart of the wine country" and this is evident by the surrounding land being nearly entirely vineyards.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Renwick is at the intersection between State Highways 6 and 63. Blenheim is 10 minutes east on State Highway 6, passing Blenheim Airport at Woodbourne. Havelock is 20 minutes north again on State Highway 6. Travelling to the West Coast on State Highway 63 will take travellers past St Arnaud (1 hour).

By bus[edit]

All buses and shuttles (Intercity, Atomic Travel Tours and Kahurangi[dead link]) travelling Picton - Blenheim - Havelock - Nelson return travel through Renwick. Nelson Lakes Shuttles specialise in providing transport for trampers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and skiers. They run on demand and scheduled services to St Arnaud down State Highway 63, Nelson Lakes National Park, Kahurangi National Park, the Richmond Ranges as well as other tramping destinations further afield.

By plane[edit]

Renwick is 3 minutes from Blenheim Airport.

Get around[edit]

Renwick is accessible by foot. There is no local bus. For those without access to a car or a bicycle, taxis or tours are the only option

  • Neal Shuttle Bus, +64 3 577 5277. Often meets planes at the airport. Is happy to arrange a wine trail. Seats 10 (but takes single rides too).
  • Marlborough Taxis Ltd, +64 3 577 5511.
  • Gateway Taxis, +64 3 577 2072.




  • Renwick Market, High St, +64 3 572 9196. Every Tu, 10AM-2:30PM. Indoor market day fund-raising for church, private stalls, fresh produce, crafts, collectables, etc.
  • Riverlore Art Gallery, 1494 State Highway 6 (just north of Renwick, between Rapaura Rd and the Wairau River bridge), +64 3 572 8755. Tu-Sa noon-5pm Sep-Apr, Su-M by appointment; shorter hrs May-Aug - please phone.


  • Woodbourne Tavern & Restaurant, Main Rd, +64 3 572 8007.
  • Renwick Meat Market, Main Rd, +64 3 572 8656. "Famous Renwick Mince Pies"







Most accommodation will have some form of internet access. Internet cafes can be found in Blenheim. There is a post shop in the High St.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Renwick
NelsonHavelock  N  E  Blenheim

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