Blenheim, known as the gateway to the wineries of the Wairau Valley, with more than 30 wineries within driving distance of the town, so a great place to visit for Mum and Dad but it’s also a great visit for the kids for a school holiday destination!
Being one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, with an estimated average of 2,438 hours of sunshine a year so perfect for enjoying cafes, shops plus popular walkways and the world-class Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Here you can discover the world-renowned WWI and WWII exhibits where aircraft are theatrically bought to life and featuring Peter Jackson’s own rare collection of historical aircraft and memorabilia.
Other family friendly places include Pollard Park with play equipment, gardens, stream and even a fitness trail.
Even the kids will enjoy a visit to the Marlborough Farmer’s Market, on every Sunday 9 am to 12 noon. Known as New Zealand’s original Farmers’ Market and packed with great fresh produce and goodies.
A great location to be based for biking, cruising the Marlborough Sounds, swimming or just spotting the dolphins (there are five different species of dolphins found in this area) or tackling the Queen Charlotte Sound amazing walk.
Within town and surrounds check out the War Memorial Clock Tower and lovely gardens in Seymour Square, beautiful spots like White Bay plus great walks around Taylor Dam, the largest earth flood protection structure in New Zealand and a popular Blenheim recreational reserve with birds, swings, picnic spots and more.
So for those who want a great small town, atmosphere have you thought about taking the family to Blenheim.