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.
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Mobile-friendly - 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.
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Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Rated 4 Star, ASURE Sundowner Motel is an ideal motel complex for business and pleasure. Kerryn and Maurice welcome you to their well-appointed self-contained, spacious, ground floor units. With parking directly outside the door, enjoy the quietness and the convenience of Springlands Shopping Complex directly opposite. Ideally placed for you to enjoy all aspects of the Marlborough Region.
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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 - Bhudevi Estate is a certified organic vineyard with luxury accommodations situated on awarded status as a Garden of Regional Distinction by the New Zealand Garden Trust. The property offers two luxury accommodations, and provides beautiful venues for weddings, corporate events, and intimate gatherings. Self contained accommodation and close proximity to premier wine cellars and biking trails.
Mobile-friendly - In the centre of Marlborough wine country, over 20 cellar doors for your tasting experience within an easy 5km cycle. Flexible start/finish times so you can enjoy at your own pace. Stay at our Olde Mill House and enjoy free use of Bike2Wine cycles. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2011 to 2016 and recommended by Lonely Planet 2015 -2017.
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.
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.
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Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
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.
Seasonal worker and backpacker accommodation in Blenheim and the Marlborough region. Just 1.4km from Blenheim's town centre. We have 98 secure and warm rooms, open plan kitchen and dining spaces, recreational rooms with comfortable couches, pool tables, table tennis, televisions & a shop that is always well stocked with essential provisions you might need.
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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Join Jade for a fun, flexible and informative Wine Tour to some of Marlborough's finest wineries. Full or Half day tours to the picturesque cellar doors of our internationally famous wineries allow you to revel in the stunning aromas and textures of their multi-award winning wines. Taste the dedication and passion in every bottle.
Stay in comfort amidst the vines of Korohi Vineyard on Marlborough's winery cycle track. Korohi Vineyard accommodation is a quiet Kiwi bach with a touch of class. We provide our guests with a breakfast basket and our new kitchen area allows for a fully self catered holiday.
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The town will come alive with Christmas cheer with the spectacular Christmas Festival coming to the heart of Blenheim. On Thursday the 14th December from 5pm. Come along and join the magical abundance of Christmas ...
Where: Blenheim CBD, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Town Centre, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 14th December 2017
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 14th December 2017
Give Golf a Go, flat soled shoes please. Equipment provided. Open to all.
Where: Blenheim Golf Club, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Parker St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 30th November 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 21st December 2017
Get Your Skates On
To kick-start the Christmas holidays and celebrate the festive season, have a go at ice skating but without the cold. Marlborough District Council have arranged a 10m x 16m state of the art artificial ice rink to ...
Where: Liz Davidson Place, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Cnr Queen and Charles Street, Blenheim, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 12:00pm on Thursday 14th December 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 17th December 2017
Live Music With Sam
Join Sam Merrall at Chateau Marlborough hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening at the bar or dining at our Quench Restaurant. Sam is a talented musician with a large repertoire of modern tunes to enjoy whilst you dine ...
Where: Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner High and Henry Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 5:30pm on Thursday 7th December 2017
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018
A figurative art exhibition showing the work of 34 artists in a variety of mediums. Paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculpture, all depicting the human form. Artists include Danielle Yealands, Meredith Marsone, ...
Where: Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 204 High Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 6th December 2017
To: 4:30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017
Charlene and Peter have selected the most talked about artworks from all the exhibitions at Detour this year.
Where: Detour Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 67 Market Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 5:30pm on Friday 24th November 2017
To: 4:00pm on Thursday 18th January 2018
JS Parker: The Poetry of Surfaces
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by the late Marlborough abstract artist J.S. Parker (1944 to 2017) themed around the poems he wrote over the five decade period from 1963 until his death. JS Parker poems: ...
Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 9th December 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 28th January 2018
Beatnik B2K Ride
Motorcycle Riders rejoice!!! Beatnik is organising a ride to celebrate the opening of the SH1 between Blenheim and Kaikoura. An opportunity to come together and a enjoy a great day out on 2 wheels riding the ...
Where: Beatnik Motorsport HQ, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 49 Main St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 9:30am on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
Dawn Chorus – A Celebration of Bush and Birdlife
Presented by: Sharon Rennie School of Dance. The second performance of the year features on the bush and birdlife of our country. The programme starts with sunlight filtering through the bush to the sounds of tuis and ...
Where: ASB Theatre Marlborough , Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 11:00am on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
White Xmas BBQ Salsa Party
It's that time of year again and Salsa Groove want to celebrate it with you! We are throwing a big All White Christmas BBQ Pot Luck dinner and Salsa Party on the 16th Dec to mark the end of our last term of 2017 and ...
Where: Harlequins Rugby Club, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Lansdowne Park, Lansdowne St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 6:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 11:50pm on Saturday 16th December 2017