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.
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.
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Laurella Cottage is an exclusive boutique cottage situated right in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. Self-contained luxury accommodation nested into Upton Oaks Garden, a 5 Star Garden of National significance. We warmly welcome you to Laurella Cottage, and invite you to experience the ambience, of a fully restored NZ 1850's, colonial cottage.
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Gooseberry Bomb Craft Wine Launch
Craft Wine: New ways to drink your Gooseberry Bomb. Looking for something a little more adventurous to choose from the wine list? Clean your palate and say cheers to Gooseberry Bomb Craft Wine by Allan Scott Family ...
Where: Moa Brewery and Cellar Door, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Jackson's Rd, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 4:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 7:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
Marlborough Racing Club Gallops
Head along to the Waterlea Race Course for 2 days of exciting gallops with kids entertainment and two Harness events each day.
Where: Waterlea Raceway, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Main entrance McLauchlan Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 12:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 30th April 2017
Sauvignon HQ & International Sauvignon Blanc Day
Join us at Sauvignon HQ to celebrate the drop that Marlborough is the world famous for! Pop along to Bythell Place (outside Scotch) during the day for information about the mini events on for the 16 Days of Sauvignon, or ...
Where: Bythell Place, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Corner Maxwell Rd and Queen Street, Blenheim
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 27th April 2017
To: 10:00pm on Friday 5th May 2017
Made In Aotearoa Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
'International Sauvignon Blanc' Here at Mia, we are celebrating by having 16 Days of Sauvignon as well as celebrations on the big day. Made in Aotearoa Sauvignon Blanc Tasting. 25-30 Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs by ...
Where: MIA Dining and Wine Cellar, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 14 Scott Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 4:00pm on Wednesday 19th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 5th May 2017
A Place to Remember: Forest Land and Sea
A Place to Remember features landscape artworks of the forest, land, and Sea. This show features local Marlborough artist Peter Stubbs, Dianne Reynolds, Kathy Williamson, Marion Trought, Colin, Wynn, Clarry Neame, ...
Where: Detour Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 67 Market Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 5:30pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Friday 9th June 2017
Omega Family Day
End the school holidays with a bang! Omega Family Day Blenheim is an event for the whole family! We'll have live entertainment, yummy food stalls, community stalls, spot prizes, giveaways & an amazing 'Kids Kingdom' ...
Where: Pollard Park, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Parker St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
The All Day Breakfast Stringband (Canada) NZ Tour
Old time country music group The All Day Breakfast Stringband tour New Zealand this March and April 2017. The Montreal-based All Day Breakfast Stringband plays old-time music from the southern and midwestern USA. ...
Where: Dharma Bums Club, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 65 Church Lane, Wairau Valley, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Flight With Food Match
Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day with Wither Hills Winery. From 19th April - 5th May, come to Wither Hills Winery and enjoy a tasting flight of five Sauvignon Blanc wines matched with a tasting plate, all for only $20 ...
Where: Wither Hills Winery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 211 New Renwick Road, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 19th April 2017
To: 4:30pm on Friday 5th May 2017
Love the Diversity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Join us in celebrating Sauvignon Blanc by purchasing our 3 pack of Sauvignon Blanc or by visiting our Cellar Door. To celebrate #sauvblanc day we have put together a 3-pack of three very different Whitehaven Sauvignon ...
Where: The Vines Village, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:00am on Friday 7th April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 13th May 2017
2 Day Ayurveda Lifestyle Workshop
You have a purpose, your own story, and your unique place in the world. Take Charge of your Life by understanding what foods, exercise, relationships, and daily routines suit you as an individual. Reveal the root ...
Where: Ancient's Best Clinic of Ayurveda & Yoga, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 166A Redwood Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 8:30am on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 30th April 2017