Blenheim New Zealand
Custom Search
Highfield Estate, Winter. Photo Highfield Estate
Highfield Estate, Winter. Photo Highfield Estate
Omaka Aviation Centre. Love Marlborough
Omaka Aviation Centre. Love Marlborough
Highfield Estate Wines. Photo Kevin Judd
Highfield Estate Wines. Photo Kevin Judd
Enjoying lunch at winery. Love Marlborough
Enjoying lunch at winery. Love Marlborough
The War Memorial and Clock Tower in Blenheim
The War Memorial and Clock Tower in Blenheim
Wairau Bar Exhibition at Marlborough Museum
Wairau Bar Exhibition at Marlborough Museum
Pollard Park Blenheim. Photo Love Marlborough
Pollard Park Blenheim. Photo Love Marlborough
Taylor River in Blemheim. Photo by Bustago
Taylor River in Blemheim. Photo by Bustago

Blenheim Information

Blenheim is located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand and the most populated town with about 32,000 people living here. The town is well know for being the largest wine producing area of New Zealand with its weather perfectly suited having dry summers and crisp winters producing some of the worlds best Sauvignon Blanc wines.

The Mãori people lived in the region since the 12th century and the town is named after the European battle of Blenheim (1704) in honour of the British John Churchill the 1st Duke of Marlborough who won which is unusual as Blenheim itself has never seen a war and has always been a peaceful farming and horticultural community.

Surrounded by wonderful mountainous terrain and the lovely Taylor River, which flows through the town, Blenheim is the perfect escape and holiday getaway in New Zealand to relax and enjoy a rural countryside vacation.

The wine region of Marlborough is well known for tourism with over 40 excellent wineries spread out from Renmark to Blenheim making it ideal for wine tours with many taking a bus charter or limousine. Another great way to go is to hire a bike from Bike2Wine and do the trail from Renmark to Blenheim. Apart from the vineyards a big drawcard to Blenheim is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre that is an awesome aviation museum rated the top tourist attraction on Trip Advisor for Blenheim for its splendid collection of World War I planes.

Another great attraction to Blenheim is the Omaka Classic Cars situated next to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre showcasing some great vehicles from the 1950ís to the 1980ís. All up there are 115 cars with half on display at the museum at any point in time.

Nature lovers will get a thrill from Pollard Park a very central and very beautiful park in Blenheim with a lovely barbeque area perfect for a relaxing picnic. The Park is situated next to the golf course and the gardens are abundant with colourful flowers and fauna giving way to magnificent fragrances all year round. The best time to see the gardens is during Christmas time as they are beautifully decorated and extremely impressive.

For more holiday information on Blenheim you may also want to visit the official government website Love Marlborough

Aerial view of the Marlborough Food and Wine Festival in Blenheim
Aerial view of the Marlborough Food and Wine Festival in Blenheim
Main Street in Blenheim. Photo Courtesy of Love Marlborough
Main Street in Blenheim. Photo Courtesy of Love Marlborough