Blenheim is situated in the Marlborough region on the north east corner of the South Island. It’s attractions include its wine industry, the Marlborough Sounds, gourmet foods and adventure activities. The region enjoys one of New Zealand’s sunniest climates.
1¾ hour drive to Kaikoura, 1½ hour drive from Nelson
½ hour drive to Picton, the gateway to the North Island
1½ hour flight from Auckland and ½ hour flight from Wellington
4¼ hour drive to Christchurch
Blenheim has a vast range of options when it comes to accommodation, so after you have had your fill of food and wine there’s bound to be a comfy place to rest your head that suits your budget. Some of our favourite places to stay include:
Scenic Hotel, Marlborough
Bella Vista Blenheim
Marlborough Vintners Hotel
St Leonards Vineyard Cottages
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SEE + DO
Food and wine are always on the agenda when visiting Blenheim. But before you fill your stomach, get out and explore what’s on offer. Here’s some of our top picks.
Spend the day on a self-guided cycle tour around the vineyards and countryside
Enjoy a round of golf at Blenheim's Marlborough Golf Club right in the middle of the wine region, combining magnificent views, hills, streams and ponds.
Take a peek into aviation history and check out Peter Jackson’s personal collection of WW1 planes at The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Experience the real rural New Zealand at Wither Hills Farm Park, a large working farm of walking tracks and mountain bike routes
Wander through Pollard Park which showcases a wooded parkland and streams
Get your culture fix at Marlborough Museum which holds stories of significant Maori history and life in the 13th century.
Sit back and relax on the scenic Coastal Pacific train. From mountain ranges to rugged coastline the journey is sure to be an unforgettable experience
Don’t miss a chance to visit the Marlborough Farmers Market held every Sunday morning.
Be prepared to expand your waistline, with a visit to Makana Confections. Here, watch hand-made chocolate creations come to life.