0 Best Blenheim Attractions Every Tourist Must See

When you catch the Interislander Ferry from the North Island in New Zealand to the top of the South Island, you land in the picturesque town of Picton. A short drive of 28 km brings you to Blenheim, the base for exploring the Eastern top of the South Island of New Zealand. To the west are the Southern Alps, and south is Kaikoura and Christchurch. There is much to see and do in Marlborough, the province that surrounds the town of Blenheim. This area could be called the Wine and Seafood Capital of New Zealand, as both are in plentiful supply in this area.

0 Most Popular Attractions in Blenheim

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Which attractions in Blenheim are suitable for families with kids

For the kids, the big thing in Blenheim is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, with historic aircraft and memorabilia connected with airplanes and aviation. Flights are available on some of the vintage planes.

There is also a Classic Car Museum in Omaka, with a collection of over 100 cars. An asset worth mentioning are the WW1 planes owned by Sir Peter Jackson of film industry fame, together with the dioramas and landscapes supplied by Weta Workshops.

Marlborough Farming Museum offers vintage and historic machinery, including the first tractor built in New Zealand. Kids will also enjoy a visit to the Salt Farm near Blenheim, where salt is harvested from the sea.


Which Attractions are a Day Trip from Blenheim?

An interesting trip for visitors to New Zealand is Molesworth Station. At over 180,000 Ha this is New Zealand’s biggest farm, running the country’s biggest herd of beef stock. The road through Molesworth is a very long route to Hanmer Springs, showing the mountains of the inner part of the Island. Hanmer Springs is a great place to stay for a visit with the spas and springs being a delightful attraction. Molesworth is 123 km from Blenheim, while Hanmer Springs is 260 km away.

There is some beautiful scenic country in the Marlborough Sounds, a world of ancient sunken river valleys that are not only beautiful, but also offers plenty of outdoor activities. Nelson, a town known for the quantity of fruit produced in the region, is also a short drive away. Nelson is 115 km from Blenheim overland or 135 km when travelling via Picton.



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