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How to Get Here

Look out for the Fareham Lane sign…

Straw Lodge is just off State Highway 63, which runs East to West from Renwick towards the West Coast. A blue Fareham Lane road sign, accompanied by a small B&B sign, is placed opposite the entrance to Fareham Lane. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

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All roads lead to Straw Lodge

From Blenheim Airport

When exiting from the airport turn left onto the main road. After a short distance, at the second intersection to your left, follow the signage left towards WESTPORT/WAIRAU VALLEY, which is SH63.

Approximately 7 kms down SH63, after this very straight road makes a curve, turn right into FAREHAM LANE. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

Total drive time from Blenheim Airport to Straw Lodge is approximately 10 mins.

From Christchurch via Kaikoura

Driving north on State Highway 1 you will enter Blenheim. Signage at the first roundabout will direct you right towards NELSON/ PICTON/ WELLINGTON FERRY.

Proceed over the bridge, through the next roundabout and you will then observe the Information Center and Railway Station to your right and a Mobil Service Station opposite. At this intersection follow the signage left towards NELSON – SH6.

You will then drive through the outskirts of Blenheim and past the Blenheim Airport. After the airport, at the second intersection to your left, follow the signage left towards WESTPORT/WAIRAU VALLEY – SH63.

Approximately 7 kms down SH63, after this very straight road makes a curve, turn right into FAREHAM LANE. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

Total drive time from Kaikoura to Straw Lodge is approximately 1h45m.

From Nelson

Travelling from Nelson on SH6 on the outskirts of Blenheim you will enter the small town of Renwick. Before the Renwick shopping area signage will direct you right towards WESTPORT/ WESTCOAST, SH63.

Turning right here into Anglesea St. will soon take you to a T intersection. Turn right into SH 63 towards WESTPORT/ WESTCOAST/ WAIRAU VALLEY.

Drive approx 5 1/2 kms and soon after this very straight road makes a curve, turn right into FAREHAM LANE. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

Total drive from Nelson to Straw Lodge is approximately 1h30m.

From Picton

Travelling south from PICTON on SH1 you will enter Blenheim. At the roundabout, with a Mobil service station on your right and the Information Center and Blenheim Railway Station on your left, turn right to follow the signs towards NELSON, SH 6.

You will then drive through the outskirts of Blenheim and past the Blenheim Airport. After the airport, at the second intersection to your left, follow the signage left towards WESTPORT/WAIRAU VALLEY, SH 63.

Approximately 7 kms down SH63, after this very straight road makes a curve, turn right into FAREHAM LANE. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

Total drive time from Picton to Straw Lodge is Approximately 40 mins.

From Murchinson and the West Coast

Travelling east on SH 63 towards Blenheim you will pass through the small village of Wairau Valley. Approximately 15 mins drive from here you will cross the Waihopai River bridge.

FAREHAM LANE is the next side road to your left. Straw Lodge’s entrance is 200m down Fareham Lane on your left.

Total drive time from the SH6 and SH63 intersection to Straw Lodge is 1h15m.

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Map co-ordinates

41.31’10.55″ S / 173.44’50.27″ E

(38.8985560 / -77.0378520)

GPS

Enter: Fareham Lane, Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

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