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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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.
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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.
Budget accommodation at its best. Clean comfortable rooms for an affordable stay in Blenheim's most central and best value motel. Ideal for groups, business travellers and families. All units are self-contained with own kitchen facilities and bathroom (some larger units have full kitchen, washing machine). One and two bedroom units have own lounge. Rates from $79 single $94 per couple.
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.
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 - Fishtail Lodge is a private country style accommodation for anglers set over 2 two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. You are perfectly placed to explore the numerous rivers to fly fish for brown and rainbow trout. Wairau River is just five minutes down the road and your host Mike can also be your guide.
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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Lake Timara Lodge is one of New Zealand's ultimate hideaways, offering accommodation for only eight people at one time. Within the 25-acre, superbly maintained gardens you'll find a large in-ground pool, tennis court and five-acre lake. Their internationally renowned chef matches dishes to acclaimed local vintages and wines from the lodge's own 350-acre vineyard.
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We will be opening The Dozen, this exhibition will offer art lovers the chance to see at least a dozen differing media, ranging through acrylics, landscapes, glass, wood and textiles to name a few. We are excited to ...
Where: Detour Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 67 Market Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 5:30pm on Friday 17th March 2017
To: 5:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
Above the Long White Cloud: Whites Aviation
In 1945 Leo White combined his love of photography and flying to establish Whites Aviation, a company that went on to change the way many New Zealanders saw the land in which they lived. Through publications, and most ...
Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 7th May 2017
Brains & Giggles
Wanna get productive? Get more $hit done? Be more creative? Understand other people better? Get insights into yourself - come along to a professional development session. Expect deep self-reflection and lots of fun ...
Where: The Vines Village, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Thursday 23rd February 2017
To: 12:00pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017
Are you passionate about making Blenheim Boomtown again? Come to Raupo, have some food and enjoy meeting other movers and shakers. We are discussing ideas about the town and connect with each other. Business suit ...
Where: Raupo Cafe, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 2 Symons St, Blenheim, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017
Kings of The Gym
A big-hearted comedy set in that most romantic of places - a school gym. The ever popular Boathouse Theatre presents 'Kings of the Gym' by Dave Armstrong author of 'Motor Camp'. Politically correct principal Viv ...
Where: Boathouse Theatre, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 12 Horten St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 8th April 2017
An Introduction to Canoing and Kayaking
Learn basic kayaking and canoeing skills at the Taylor River. Mathias Jespersen & Will Parsons of Driftwood Eco Tours will show you all they know about paddling techniques. Like easy ways to get in and out of your kayak ...
Where: Taylor River Amphitheatre, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Symons Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 4:30pm on Thursday 16th February 2017
To: 6:30pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
The Modern Minstrel - Andrew London Trio
Get ready for a truly entertaining night of great music with some of New Zealand's best storytellers - the Andrew London Trio and Wayne Mason. Andrew London's whimsical songs reflect mainstream Kiwi culture with ...
Where: ASB Theatre Marlborough, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
Outdoor Contemporary Dance Classes
A fun, relaxed contemporary style dance class with some stretching at the end of the class. Parents can bring their pre-schoolers to join in for a roll around on the grass. Then afterwards relax with a coffee from the ...
Where: The Vines Village, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 9:30am on Thursday 23rd February 2017
To: 10:15am on Thursday 30th March 2017
Learn to Rock N Roll - Beginners Classes
How long have you wanted to do this? Now's your chance! Our annual Beginners classes are starting 16 March at 7pm and run for 6 weeks. We have excellent, patient and experienced tutors. All ages are welcome and you ...
Where: Clubs of Marlborough, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 42 Alfred St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 16th March 2017
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 20th April 2017
Blenheim Library Book Sale
Good quality great value used books for sale - for children, for adults, fiction - non-fiction, magazines. Priced from 50cents to $4.
Where: Marlborough District Library, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 33 Arthur St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 9:00am on Friday 31st March 2017
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017