Blenheim is the ‘capitol’ of the Marlborough region which is the wine basket place for the sauvignon and other great white varieties all of this growth and discovery has occurred in just these last thirty years. Mostly the last 20 years.

Blenheim is then a very young city with most of the growth mirroring the wine growth. Blenheim and Marlborough wines are exported worldwide and the quality is first class with numerous international awards. Much of the wine industry has come to be dominated by large firms, owned by major New Zealand companies or offshore investors.

Being a young town also translates into a place with significant community energy. You really feel that Blenheim is a place that will make things happen. The Omaka Air Heritage Museum is a case in point; the waterfront another and the conversion of the rail station into the information centre.

It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with warm, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.  

The Blenheim War Memorial is a really excellent example of what can be achieved as a tribute to the fallen.

The Blenheim churches are cathedral in stature. The Catholic and Anglican churches particularly so.

The Blenheim Hotels have a truly representative demographic mix in heritage.

To delight in the wineries and enjoy the city allow three days.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course