Welcome to Beautiful Blenheim
One of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, Blenheim is situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough. It’s the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers who want to soak up the sunshine while sipping vino and sampling the best local produce.
Food & Wine
Situated in the heart of Marlborough, Blenheim is the ideal base for those that want to explore New Zealand’s wine-growing region. Most famous for its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is home to some of the world’s best wineries including Tohu, Marisco Vineyards, Brancott Estate, Oyster Bay, Hunters Wines, Mud House, Cloudy Bay and Saint Clair Estate. Book a guided tour, cycle along the Classic NZ Wine Trail or have a relaxing lunch under the vines while sampling some of the different varieties.
A gourmet paradise with an abundance of local produce available year round, Blenheim also boasts numerous award-winning restaurants, artisan food outlets and local cafes. Try a World Famous in Blenheim Pork Belly Pie at The Burleigh, check out the Barbie Doll Art over a coffee at Ritual Café or enjoy a Chef’s cooked breakfast to the sound of busking musicians at the Marlborough Farmers Market. Food-lovers are spoiled for choice!
Experience the Great Outdoors
The Marlborough region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities. Visitors can explore the best of New Zealand’s clean, green outdoors with scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins or watching whales in Kaikoura. Take in the unspoiled natural beauty of the region with a hike through the native bush or walk along the rugged coastline.
North of Blenheim is the intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds - sunken valleys that are home to a variety of bird and sea life, including shags, blue penguins, dolphins and seals. Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds are a scenic playground, best explored on water with a range of cruises and activities from self-guided kayak excursions to chartered luxury yachts.
Queen Charlotte Track is another great way to take in the Marlborough Sounds; 71 KM of spectacular walking tracks that pass through historic sites, secluded bays, skyline ridges and coastal bush.