The lovely, sunny town of Blenheim is in the Marlborough region, in the north-east of the South Island. It takes nearly four hours to drive the 309km between Blenheim and Christchurch – a beautiful drive through rolling hills of 'wine country'. The seaport of Picton is 28km away, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington and the North Island.
Over the years, Blenheim offered a safe harbour to explorers such as Captain Cook and Dumont d'Urville. Nowadays travellers from New Zealand and the rest of the world visit Blenheim to enjoy its wine industry, gourmet foods, Marlborough Sounds and activities such as golf, fishing, kayaking and water sports. more
Blenheim, one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, has an average of 2,500 sunshine hours every year. The hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters are perfect for visitors as well as for growing the grapes destined for the internationally renowned Sauvignon Blanc.
Central Blenheim is best explored by foot, with an abundance of great cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, along with popular walkways along the Taylor River Reserve.
On the second Saturday in February each year, the annual Wine Marlborough festival showcases the region's wines and over 20 local Blenheim wineries open their cellar doors all year round. Taking a cycling tour around the wineries is popular and local parks and the Wither Hills offer attractive walks.
The town offers some lovely accommodation options including: bed and breakfast and winery accommodation, backpackers, holiday homes, hotels and motor lodges.
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Mobile-friendly - Stylish, modern, central - Free ultra fast Wi-Fi. Donna & Paul invite you to stay at 171 On High Motel when you visit Blenheim for business or pleasure. 12 Qualmark 4+ star self-contained units offer a range of studios, one or two bedroom apartments. Located a short 5min walk from Blenheim's town centre, cafés, restaurants and shops.
Operating out of the beautiful harbour town of Picton, A1 Picton Shuttles are your locally owned and operated shuttle service. Picton does not have a Taxi Service so we are proud to fill the need. We meet the Interisland Ferries and transport you to your accommodation, airport, train or wherever you wish to go. Bookings are available for early departures.
Mobile-friendly - Modern, warm, affordable motel accommodation with excellent facilities located close to Blenheim township, in a top wine growing region. Well appointed units. Licensed bar plus all the usual in-house facilities. Excellent outdoor area with swimming pool and playground for the family. Restaurants, cafes and bars nearby.
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Our Blenheim motel accommodation features 12 modern ground floor units within easy walking distance to Blenheim town centre. Perfectly situated as a base for making day trips around the beautiful Marlborough province. All units feature air-conditioning, Sky "Guest Select", 50+ channels and high speed broadband Internet. Only 25 minutes drive from Picton ferry terminal. Cooked and continental Breakfasts. Access units.
ASURE Rated 4 Star, and is an ideal motel complex for business and pleasure. Kerryn and Maurice offer you quality, well-appointed self-contained, spacious, ground floor units with parking directly outside the door. Renowned for its quietness and the convenience of Springlands Shopping Complex directly opposite. Ideally placed for you to enjoy all aspects of the Marlborough Region.
For a fun way to explore Blenheim, hire a bike from AvantiPlus Blenheim, we have the best quality well maintained bikes in town. A great range of touring and mountain bikes plus a tandem. Catering for families baby-seat, tow-along, pick and delivery on request. Cycle the great wine region, enjoy the tastes of Marlborough.
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Mobile-friendly - Offering fully serviced accommodation in Blenheim with a variety of studio units including queen and king beds and spa bath studios and our ever-popular family units. This motel provides affordable quality for leisure travellers and those requiring corporate accommodation in Blenheim. Bella Vista Blenheim has a 4 star Qualmark motel rating and a Qualmark Enviro-Bronze award.
Mobile-friendly - Spread over nine spacious acres situated in the largest wine growing district in New Zealand. 30 minutes drive to Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds. 90-minute drive to the picturesque mountains and lakes. Three restaurants, tavern, dairy and garage within five minutes walk. Excellent amenities, kitchens, fridges, automatic washers/dryers. Spa room, TV rooms, swimming pool, BBQs and play area. Bike hire.
Mobile-friendly - Brookby Ridge Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage, nestled amongst our peaceful, hilltop olive grove and alongside our family-owned 25-acre working vineyard. The cottage is self-contained, with a fully equipped, open-plan kitchen/living room, wood burning stove and TV. A ranch slider leads to the east-facing balcony - perfect for breakfast, brunch or a BBQ with a glass of wine.
Broomfield House Gardens have been lovingly created over the last 25 years from a Marlborough sheep paddock to the beautiful, lush display of today. This beautiful home and two self contained cottages are built overlooking a spectacular garden with the Marlborough Hills as a commanding backdrop. Our cottages are self contained including kitchenette, ensuite and log fires.
Mobile-friendly - Come and join us for a fantastic day visiting the delightful wineries that are showcased in beautiful Marlborough. Our guests can select wineries to make up the days entertainment and enjoy trying the many varieties of wine available in this sunny region. Lonely Planet described us as a fun loving tour group with 'hosts as effervescent as champagne!'.
Mobile-friendly - Centre Court Motel is a modern, centrally located complex offering spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units and double spa-bath units, all with self-contained kitchens. Ideally situated just a short stroll to shops, restaurants and cafes. Spend time exploring all that this stunning part of the country has to offer which includes the world-famous Marlborough vineyards and beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
Mobile-friendly - The only 5 star hotel in the top of the South Island, Chateau Marlborough offers luxurious suites and apartments. Guests can expect attention to detail and unwavering dedication to excellence, enjoying all that Chateau Marlborough has to offer. With the Marlborough region right at your doorstep, Quench restaurant/wine bar, pool bar and fitness centre, you might never want to leave.
Mobile-friendly - Range of warm, affordable, comfortable units with excellent facilities. Sky TV, swimming pool, children's play area, garden setting with barbecue facilities. Room service, continental and cooked breakfasts are available. Centrally located for civic amenities. Easy drive to airport and Interislander ferry terminal. Friendly hosts keen to make your stay a pleasant one.
Mobile-friendly - We are a small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, and six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, amongst national parks and golden beaches. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport and inter-island ferries in Picton.
Mobile-friendly - An award winning nature tour company operating since 2004. Guided tours for small groups for those interested in birding, history, photography, geology & flora in the top of the South Island. We are fourth generation kiwis and have access through private property which even locals have not seen. We also offer exclusive, private accommodation. Certificates of excellence with Trip Advisor.
Mobile-friendly - An exclusive two bedroom accommodation in a peaceful natural environment. Minutes from wine tasting and the Marlborough Sounds. Take a guided kayak tour to the Wairau Lagoon. We look forward to making your visit to the top of the South Island memorable and can give you tips on things to do, weather forecasts and travel times.
Mobile-friendly - Emma is a specialist wedding planner and co-ordinator who provides you with a very personal service to ensure you have a wonderful wedding. Minimise stress, save money and enjoy your wedding day knowing you have someone to support you. Whether you live here or overseas I would love to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
Mobile-friendly - This country style private accommodation is a welcome retreat in Marlborough's stunning Wairau Valley. With beautiful gardens you can relax in the swing chair, jump in the heated pool with views of Mount Fishtail. Mike's famous breakfast is a must have, we have Wi-Fi for our guests and a laundry facility. In the heart of wine country. Wine tasting arranged.
We're set back from the road on 3.5 acres, on the banks of the Opawa River. Three spacious well equipped upstairs guest-rooms with en suite bathrooms. All rooms have TV, Hairdryers, Toiletries, etc. A Buffet Continental Breakfast is available in sunny breakfast room. Wireless internet and Guest BBQ available. Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos accepted.
Mobile-friendly - Herzog Estate, in the heart of Marlborough's wine region offers complete luxury. Surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean gardens and famous single estate vineyard, Herzog provides a relaxed and tranquil setting. A secluded cottage nestles amongst the vines with breathtaking mountain views. The boutique winery, world-class fine dining restaurant, lunchtime bistro and stylish cellar door have made Herzog a must visit destination.
Mobile-friendly - Hotel d’Urville is the perfect place to relax after a day spent enjoying Marlborough’s many attractions. It’s a boutique hotel in the heart of Blenheim's central business district with eleven well-appointed hotel rooms, an elegant bar and modern restaurant. Each room is uniquely themed and decorated – an experience in itself! Perfect Blenheim hotel to base yourself and explore Marlborough.
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Omaka Flying Day & 10th Birthday
We're crazy about planes and we love to fly! Come join in the fun and as we take our preciouses out for a spin. All Fokkers are welcome as we'd love to have a Yak about Ryan, Anson and those crazy Pitts. Coffee and ...
Where: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 79 Aerodrome Rd, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 2:30pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
Outdoor Movie Night for Youth - Hunt for The Wilderpeople
Outdoor Movie for College Students only. Food & drinks will be sold. Cost: Gold coin donation for ticket - order tickets from email@example.com
Where: Blenheim Skating Rink, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 34 Stephenson St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
I Am Production 2016
New venue! The show will now be at the Marlborough Boys College Auditorium. Saturday 1oth December at 7:30pm I Am is a BCRE8VE Production! It's here Marlborough!! Bcre8ve's latest production created and ...
Where: Marlborough Boys' College, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 5 Stephenson Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
Summer Sleigh Bells
Bring the family along to a musical celebration of Christmas with Marlborough's very own orchestra. With guest soloist Cathy Irons (violin) from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available from Ken Ham's ...
Where: Church of the Nativity, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 76 Alfred St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
What is Blenheim parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. Where is it? The event takes place at the corner of High and Symonds Streets, Blenheim. See course page for more details. What does it ...
Where: Blenheim Ampitheatre, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner of High and Symonds Streets, Blenheim
From: 7:45am on Saturday 27th August 2016
To: 9:15am on Saturday 17th December 2016
Consider + Create + Collect
2016 Mixed Media, Fundraising Exhibition. Artists: Stephen Allwood, Peter Burge, Angela Busby, Candy Clarke, Inge Doesburg, Simon Edwards, Georgina Gray, Tony Lane, Anna Maxwell, Victoria Moore, Stanley Palmer, Sara ...
Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:30am on Friday 28th October 2016
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016
Marlborough Artisan Market
Join the Marlborough Artisans for its fourth season. Lots of choice for everyone. Food, coffee, jewellery, preserves, veggies, art, crafts, woodwork, pottery and more.
Where: Marlborough Artisan Market, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 32 Wynen St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Saturday 1st October 2016
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
The Big Picture - Marlborough Landscape Photographs
Marlborough Landscape Photographs by Bernard Vavasour. Stunning landscape photographs on display in the Paul Davidson Theatre from Saturday 19th November through until end of December 2016. Enquires: 578 ...
Where: Marlborough Provincial Museum and Archives, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 26 Arthur Baker Pl, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Saturday 19th November 2016
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 31st December 2016
The Cycle Re-Cycle Swap Meet
CX Marlborough NZ's inaugural 'Cycle Re-Cycle Swap Meet'. A great opportunity for all cycling groups to get together! Buy - Sell- Trade: Used bikes, parts and bike clothing. Live auction - Donate something from ...
Where: Athletic Park, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Brewer St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Sunday 11th December 2016
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016
Sundays With Denny Jude
Denny's Blues traverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles. “Feeling blue” is expressed in his songs longing for a better life and lost loves, jobs, and money. But Denny's Blues is also a raucous dance ...
Where: Dodson Street Beer Garden, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 1 Dodson Street, Blenheim 7201, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 6:00pm on Sunday 28th August 2016
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016