Welcome to Blenheim
The area which surrounds the town is well known as a centre of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand’s sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.
The Marlborough region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities.
Blenheim is a small city nestled at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, in the Marlborough region
Blenheim is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, blessed with a year-round sunny climate.
Blenheim is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, with an estimated average of 2,438 hours of sunshine a year.
Awesome attractions in Blenheim
From swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, as well as scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.
A number of tertiary education institutions have campuses in Blenheim, or in the surrounding areas.
• The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has a campus in Blenheim
• Te Wānanga o Aotearoa - One of New Zealand's largest tertiary education providers. They offer a comprehensive range of
certificate to degree level qualifications.
Marlborough Events and Venues
• Marlborough Wine and Food Festival: New Zealand's longest running wine and food festival is held at Brancott Estate every year on the 2nd Saturday in February. Marlborough’s best day out with local wineries, foodies and top Kiwi bands held in one of Marlborough’s most stunning vineyards.
• Garden Marlborough: One of New Zealand's premier garden events, Garden Marlborough is held every year in the first week of November. The event is held all over the beautiful province of Marlborough and includes workshops, garden tours, a garden party and garden fete.
• Omaka Aerodrome, south of the town centre, is the setting for the biennial Classic Fighters Marlborough airshow. The show, with a large emphasis on aircraft of World War One, has been held biannually since 2001.