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Blenheim Holidays Overview
Blenheim is known as the Sunshine capital and is in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Its warm, dry climate is ideal for this grape growing and wine making region. Explore Blenheim at a leisurely pace, soak up the ambience of this compact town. The Market Place features a 100 year old rotunda and a wide piazza.
A generation of heritage and culture is unmistakable throughout the region. The storage pits where the Maori grew kumara along the coast are still evident. Records still exist today of early European whaling activity and the establishment of the colonial settlement around 1840. Visit Beavertown at the Brayshaw Museum Park. This is a replica of the early colonial Blenheim.
The region boasts many activities for the whole family. A thriving café culture exists promoting the local cuisine. The beautiful gardens are showcased throughout the region. In the centre of town, Seymour Square, Pollard Park and Waterlea Gardens have children’s play areas and a golf course. After dark, the entrance to Pollard Park lights up and is entrancing.
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holidays - Top Events
Blenheim and the Marlborough region are hosts to a number of events throughout the year. Visit the local Visitors Bureau and find out what is happening. Markets are regular events and are interesting to view the local arts and crafts.
Hunters Garden Maryborough is held every year in November. The Garden Fete is exciting. Be tempted with delicious food and the wonderful arts and crafts, an enjoyable day for the whole family. Attend one of the workshops or venture out on a tour of the gardens within the region.
The Marlborough Wine Weekend is 3 days, 3 valleys and 300 wine lovers full of fun and merriment. Fine wine, excellent food and company you are treated to an array of local culture and experiences. Showcasing the best of the region, explore the regions with an expert Viticulturist host to explain the secrets of the region and the differences between the valleys.
holidays - How to Get There
Air New Zealand provides regular flights between Sydney and Blenheim with connecting flights through Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Air2there has daily flights between Blenheim and Wellington; and Blenheim and Paraparaumu. Sounds Air service Blenheim daily from Wellington.