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.
A range of self serviced Blenheim apartments and motel units. All our motel accommodation units are self contained with several being Executive. Several of our units contain corner double spa baths to help you relax after a tour of the Marlborough Sounds, visiting the local wineries or Blenheim's many attractions. Blenheim Family motel with large units and a swimming pool.
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. Carol and Peter 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.
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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.
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.
Want to get from Blenheim-Picton or back? Easy, jump on the bus heading straight to town for work or leisure each hour. What about getting to the convention centre, airport or ferry? Problem solved, the bus will take you there. Buses leave Picton as early as 8:00 AM. Be flexible whilst exploring. Tours operating on one-hour loop from 9:30am-5:30pm.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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 - 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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Ain't Nothing But Disney
This much-loved, biannual event makes a welcome return for 2018. All the songs you love, performed by our very own Marlborough Primary Schools’ Choirs. This year, celebrating all things Disney, from Beauty & the ...
Where: ASB Theatre Marlborough , Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 18th September 2018
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 20th September 2018
Middle Age Spread
One of Roger Hall’s classic plays, this comedy looks at the lives and the loves of middle-aged middle-class New Zealanders. Three couples come together for a dinner party that they really don’t want to attend. ...
Where: Boathouse Theatre, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 12 Horten St, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018
To: 9:45pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Kevin Judd Photographic Art at The Wine Station
For the entire month of September, Kevin Judd is presenting his latest collection, 'Colours of Marlborough' at The Wine Station. The exhibition includes several new images available for the first time. All profits ...
Where: Blenheim Railway Station, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 2-12 Sinclair Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 11th September 2018
To: 7:30pm on Sunday 30th September 2018
Spanish Wine Down
For anyone craving a taste of ‘la vida bohemia’ in Marlborough as much as a really good meal, our monthly “Wine Down” is the perfect excuse to catch up with friends for a fun night out… This month it’s ...
Where: Hans Herzog Estate, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 81 Jeffries Road, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 6:00pm on Friday 21st September 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 21st September 2018
Trading Card Game Night
This group is for anyone interested in playing magic the gathering, Pokemon, yu gi oh, or any card based game (no gambling). We meet every 3rd Friday of the month. 3-5$ donation is suggested for room fees. Young ...
Where: St. Ninians Presbyterian Church, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 1 Riley Crescent, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 21st September 2018
Witherlea School Quiz Night
The Witherlea School Parent Community Group is hosting a Quiz Night as a fundraiser for our fantastic school! Get a team of up to eight friends together and have some fun! Cost is $100 per team. (Limited to 20 ...
Where: Witherlea School, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Upper Weld Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 7:00pm on Friday 21st September 2018
To: 11:00pm on Friday 21st September 2018
Marlborough Art Society's Members' Annual Exhibition
The Annual Exhibition of the members of the Marlborough Art Society.
Where: Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 204 High Street, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 10:30am on Saturday 15th September 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 7th October 2018
Renwick School Twilight Carnival
Sideshows, food stalls, glow products, performances and prizes galore. Entertainment for young and old - come and join us for family fun at the annual Renwick School Twilight Carnival. Candy floss, pony rides, sausage ...
Where: Renwick School, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: High St, Renwick, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 4:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Celebrate Spring Equinox
We like any excuse for a party and after the success of our Winter Solstice evening we have decided to do it all again in honour of the Spring Equinox. Come and listen to wonderful live music under the Totara tree ...
Where: Rock Ferry Cellar Door, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: 130 Hammerichs Rd, Blenheim, Marlborough
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Alzheimers Memory Walk
Memories are precious. That's why this September, thousands of Kiwis will be walking to show their support for all those with dementia. Let's walk to remember. Let's walk for dementia. Registration is completely free ...
Where: Munro Street Carpark, Blenheim, Marlborough
Address: Munro Street Carpark
From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 11:30am on Saturday 22nd September 2018