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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.

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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  • 171 ON HIGH MOTEL - Blenheim

    Stylish, modern, central - Free ultra fast Wi-Fi (1GB). 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.

  • A1 PICTON SHUTTLES - Picton, New Zealand

    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.


    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.

  • AIR 2 THERE - Paraparaumu is a regional air service for Central New Zealand. has bases at Paraparaumu, Nelson and Blenheim Airports and is dedicated to providing a fast, affordable regional service. Charter services are available to most airports throughout New Zealand. Our aircraft fleet includes the 14 seat Jetprop Grand Caravan. air2there operates additional charter aircraft for New Zealand wide charters.

  • AMAZING NEW ZEALAND - The Itinerary Specialist

    Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.

  • ASTON COURT MOTEL - Blenheim

    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.

  • BELLA VISTA MOTEL - Blenheim

    Offering fully serviced accommodation in a variety of studio units including queen and king bed 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 self contained and serviced motel rating and a Qualmark Enviro-Bronze award.


    Experience one of Blenheim's newest motels with superb facilities in the heart of premium New Zealand wine country. Centrally located and short stroll to town centre, civic amenities, restaurants, and transport. Easy drive to Inter Island ferry. High speed internet and fax in every room. Free WiFi is available and seven units have a corner spa bath.

  • BLENHEIM TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Marlborough

    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.


    Botanica Marlborough is located in the heart of Blenheim within 400 metres of cafes, shops and restaurants. Situated in a lovely quiet street in a large award winning garden the tranquil setting provides guests with the ultimate setting to enjoy Marlborough. Relax on the veranda and enjoy the surroundings with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.


    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.


    Have an "Unforgetabubble" time with us experiencing a wine tour of the Marlborough Region. Choose your wineries and enjoy the many varieties of wine. Spend the day with a wine tour that Lonely Planet described as fun loving with 'hosts as effervescent as champagne!' Let us Drive You To Drink!! We cover tasting charges in wineries with our prices.


    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.

  • COLONIAL MOTEL - Blenheim

    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.

  • DISCOVER NZ MOTORHOMES - Nelson, Picton, Blenheim Christchurch

    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.

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PDC World Series: Auckland Darts Masters

From: Friday 28th August 2015

Eight of the world's leading darts players will compete in a major televised tournament in New Zealand for the first time in August 2015. The Auckland Darts Masters takes place at Trusts Arena, Auckland from August ...

Where: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
Address: 65-67 Central Park Dr, Auckland

From: 7:00pm on Friday 28th August 2015
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

"The Mikado" - concert version

From: Saturday 29th August 2015

When the famous duo Gilbert & Sullivan started writing musical operettas for the London stage they started a trend which continues to this day. Some of their greatest shows were "Pirates of Penzance.," "HMS Pinafore," ...

Where: Off Broadway Theatre, Auckland
Address: 41 Elliot St, Auckland

From: 7:30pm on Saturday 29th August 2015
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

Winter's End - A Celebration of Hope Benefit Concert

Sunday 30th August 2015

Lodge Papatoetoe #227 of Freemasons NZ in conjunction with Counselling Services Centre proudly presents Winter's End Benefit Concert. Join us for a fabulous afternoon of entertainment from a variety of performers ...

Where: Hawkins Theatre, Auckland
Address: 13 Ray Small Drive, Auckland

From: 4:00pm on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 6:30pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

Baching At a Napier Moon - Thomas Pierard, cello

Sunday 30th August 2015

Join me, in celebration of the Full Moon of August, with a recital of the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J S Bach. Cellist, Thomas Pierard, back from Baching in Berlin, Britain and Burgundy. You will be taken on a ...

Where: St Pauls Church, Napier
Address: 89 Tennyson St, Napier South, Napier

From: 2:00pm on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 5:30pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Sunday 30th August 2015

High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to remember. ...

Where: The County Hotel, Napier
Address: 12 Browning St, Napier

From: 1:00pm on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

LYC Wet & Wild Foam Party!

From: Sunday 30th August 2015

LYC Wet & Wild Foam Party! Pop along to Loco Cantina for a fun night of socialising, music and a huge amount of foam. LYC will be there to have fun and games with all of you. DJ ACraig from Brisbane will be ever ...

Where: Loco, Queenstown
Address: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown

From: 7:30pm on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 3:00am on Monday 31st August 2015

Waikato Foodies Bracu Lunch: POSTPONED

Sunday 30th August 2015

This lunch has been postponed, email us at waikatofoodinc@gmail if you would like to be notified of our next trip. Enjoy a day of great food and wine. Our first lunch is at the award winning Bracu restaurant in ...

Where: Bracu Restaurant, Auckland
Address: 49 Main Road, Auckland

From: 11:30am on Sunday 30th August 2015
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

New Zealand Bachata Festival 2015: CANCELLED

From: Friday 28th August 2015

Join us for an amazing weekend of Bachata held in Christchurch on the 28-30 August 2015! International guests include: International Open Bachata Champions- Sergio & Ana (Spain) / World Class Bachata Duo- Mitch & ...

Where: Latin Addiction Dance Studios, Christchurch City
Address: 573 Colombo Street, Christchurch City

From: 6:00pm on Friday 28th August 2015
To: 2:00am on Monday 31st August 2015

India On Plate: Express Journey of India

From: Saturday 29th August 2015

$ 20 Unlimited Massive Buffet on 29th - 30th August at Zaika. 8-salad, 8-starter, 20 main course, For further detail or menu– please Contact 04-8018883 or visit our website. Booking essential.

Where: Zaika Indian Bistro & Bar, Wellington
Address: 160 Willis Street, Wellington

From: 12:00pm on Saturday 29th August 2015
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 30th August 2015

Story telling Guided Tours

From: Saturday 4th April 2015

We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provides a complete experience and is tailored to the weather conditions. Ancient history and astronomy is the central theme of our tours which include tales ...

Where: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton
Address: 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton

From: 11:00am on Saturday 4th April 2015
To: 12:30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015


Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Motel Association of New Zealand

Motel Association

Plenty of motel types for a range of budgets.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.