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.
Sports And Music Event Venues
• The first weekend in February sees the festival "Blues, Brews and BBQ's", which comprises of Blues and Jazz music, food and a variety of Beer and wine. It starts at 12pm and ends at 7pm, and its located at the A and P park near Redwood Town
• 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.