Blenheim is located in New Zealand’s South Island and it is the largest and most popular town in Marlborough wine growing area. For many years, this town has always been on the hunt to be declared the sunniest town in New Zealand but Nelson town, its neighbor has always triumphed on this. The town has a population of nearly 30, 000 people and the town is located on Opawa and Taylor rivers. Public transport in Blenheim is quite limited and in any case, travelers find it to be of little use to them. Accommodation is found within an easy walking distance at the town centre. However, attractions like vineyards found a little further afield requires some transport to get there.
Taxis are always a practical way to tour around Blenheim especially if you don’t have your own car and not inclined to take a bike. Fortunately, there is a lot to see and enjoy in Blenheim and you can expect your 2- 3 days holiday to be a busy one through out. The Marlborough information center in Blenheim will provide you with all the information you need about the top destinations and attractions in the area. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre houses a vast collection of captured and restored World War 1 planes. Peter Jackson Association is part of attractions at the heritage center where visitors not interested in military history and aviation can enjoy the drama here.
The Marlborough provincial Museum houses a large collection of artifacts alongside other great displays that are related to local history. The museum is also home to ‘Beavertown’, a replication of the ‘early Blenheim’ village. The audiovisual theatre found at the place shows both international and local films that are history oriented. The Millennium Public Art Gallery is also worthy a visit and there are great art collections from leading artists in Blenheim that you will definitely enjoy to see.
Two of the top visited parks in Blenheim include the Landsdowne Park and Pollard Park and you will surely be thrilled by the beautiful landscaping and make sure you don’t miss the camellias and roses. The formal gardens at Seymour Sq. have also been a notable attraction in Blenheim as well.
There are several tour companies in Blenheim that will be gland to organize tours to local destinations and notable sightseeing attractions available all over Blenheim. Walking in Wither Hills is a common activity here and there is a beautiful farm park which the public is allowed to access. This place is very popular among walkers and runners of different fitness levels.
Mountain bike tours are worthy your time as well to the various road trails and river available in the region including Wither Hills Bike Park. Wine Tours are also organized and you can ride your way to the local wineries. The Mud House Village offers coffee and wine tasting and there are also liquers, infused olive oils and fruit brandies for sale. The Quilters Barn and Olive Shop also sells art and craft products.