Top Activities & Things to Do in Blenheim

Blenheim is in the heart of New Zealand's major wine-making region of Marlborough. Marlborough vineyards are famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling varieties. Blenheim enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates with warm summers and cool winters. Situated minutes from the centre of the town is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre at the Omaka Aerodrome. This airfield is where they hold the biennial Classic Fighters Marlborough Airshow.

Highlight Wine Tours

Highlight Wine Tours

David and Colleen are owner operators of Highlight Wine Tours and take pride in providing friendly and informative daily winery tours around the Marlborough wine region. Operating in Blenheim, New Zealand, since 1993, we are able to offer a wealth of local knowledge and experience to ensure you enjoy the best the region has to offer.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts. This story of aviation in the Great War is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The theatrical treatment is both innovative and visually stunning. Captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, sometimes recreating an incident that actually happened in the war. Rare memorabilia is on display, worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted ‘trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself.

Marlborough Convention Centre

Marlborough Convention Centre

A purpose built facility offering superb design and the most up to date technologies to help ensure the success of your conference or event. Set in the heart of Marlborough and the beautiful regional centre of Blenheim and on the banks of the Taylor River, the Marlborough Convention Centre boasts state of the art facilities offered in a relaxed and tranquil setting that will enhance your event. The Marlborough Convention Centre provides for up to 560 people seated theatre style, plus the option of creating smaller meeting spaces. In addition, there is an exhibition hall right next door to the convention hall within the complex.

Molesworth Tour Company

Molesworth Tour Company

Molesworth Tour Company has been showcasing the stunning landscapes of the Marlborough high country region for over 20 years. Owners Geoff and Lee Swift offer you an experience of a lifetime on each trip - exploring the sights of Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury, the West Coast region and Southland. Their guided tours are led by people who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable and ensure you certainly get the most out of your trip. From wining and dining to mountains, native plants and sheep farms our one-day Marlborough tours are the best of off the beaten track Marlborough, with a special Molesworth Station Tour that lets you experience the high-country.

Pollard Park

Pollard Park

Every large town has a go-to garden and Pollard Park is Blenheim’s. This pretty park is a local’s favourite with 26ha of wooded parkland and gardens. Stroll through rose gardens, a floral garden, the rhododendron dell, the scented garden and more!

Marlborough Museum

Marlborough Museum

When first arriving in Blenheim, there’s no better introduction to the Marlborough region than the Marlborough Museum to gain some perspective. Learn the ins and outs of New Zealand’s largest wine-making region, the fascinating story and Maori artefacts from New Zealand’s earliest settlement, and about the lives of the region’s pioneers.

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