Gateway to the wineries of the Wairau Valley.
Blenheim is home base for some of the best wineries in all of New Zealand. Its endless vineyards stretch out upon the Wairau Plains, making for a brilliant setting for you to enjoy the world class wines and top tier food available. Between your meals at each winery, head out to Seymour Square or Pollard Park for a relaxing stroll through beautiful floral arrangements, ponds, playgrounds, and more. Rent a bike and cruise through the rolling hills as you make room for your next winery visit or take a guided kayaking tour and learn of the ecology and geology of Blenheim. You will enjoy the beauty of the Wairau Lagoon. However you choose to enjoy Blenheim, this location is perfect for wine and food lovers, or anyone looking for a breath of fresh air from the city.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN BLENHEIM
These are popular activities to do in Blenheim. We can help you choose.
Wine Tour and Tasting: You could visit Blenheim for its vineyards alone, with the fields stretching far out into the horizon. Check out the families and stories behind some of the world class wines coming out of New Zealand, and after your tour kick back and enjoy top tier food and drink accompanied by breathtaking views.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre: Checkout the Knights of the Sky exhibition, including some World War One aircraft from Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection. Head back in time 100 years and come the end of your visit you’ll be a certified expert on World War One and how it affected New Zealand and the rest of the world forever
Pollard Park: Leave your worries and stress at the entrance to Pollard Park as you head out for a stroll through a beautiful assortment of flora and fauna and breath in the fresh air. Checkout the pretty ponds, ducks, playgrounds and more. Bring a packed lunch for an afternoon picnic.
Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen: Visit the newly renovated Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen and enjoy its top tier food in the veranda, sunny courtyard, and more with its floor to ceiling views of the surrounding vineyards. Relax and try Saint Clair’s awarded wines in the summer or cozy winter, it’s open all year round.
Kayaking with Driftwood Retreat: Tour the breathtaking nature of the Wairau Lagoon on your guided kayak tour. You also have the option of staying a few nights at a cosy eco lodge in the wetlands. Learn of the local ecology and geological history as you enjoy the stunning natural landscape of Blenheim.
Seymour Square: Visit the breathtaking flower beds of Seymour Square, simply the best place to stroll, meditate, or rest in Blenheim! The arrangements are carefully maintained by the Square staff and are always looking their best- making them brilliant for photos.
Cloudy Bay: The Cloudy Bay Winery’s Savignon Blanc is what brought New Zealand into the international wine spotlight. With the brilliant staff and beautiful venue, you’ll have a great tour of one of Blenheim’s iconic wineries and a chance to taste some of the best wine in the region.
Biking Wine Tour: What better way to enjoy your gourmet meals guilt free than with some exercise in-between your winery visits on a bike tour taking you through Blenheim at your own pace. Cycle your way through the rolling hills and vineyards for a tour of the stunning region.