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Blenheim & Marlborough Region

The sunny South Island town of Blenheim is an ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture of the the Marlborough region. This part of the country is perfect for a leisurely style of exploration, so why not discover the vineyards by bike or take a kayak adventure around the islands that dot Marlborough Sound.

 

What you’ll love most about the Marlborough Region

  • Take a self-drive, cycle or join a guided tour of the region’s vineyards and craft breweries
  • No trip to this part of South Island is complete without an idyllic cruise of Marlborough Sounds. See up to five species of dolphin, fur seals, little blue penguins and the rare Rowi kiwi
  • The enchanting scenic reserve of Pelorus Bridge is located between Blenheim and Nelson, and is ideal for strolls through forest glades. It was a filming location for the first Hobbit movie that you can recreate scenes yourself with kayaks
  • Experience the deliciously fresh sea food
  • Mountain biking the QCT, Malborough

  • Couple eating at the Wairau River Restaurant in Malborough, NZ

  • Affinity Cruises, Malborough

  • Taking a relaxing dip in the Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand

  • Aerial view of Bay of Many Coves in the Marlborough region of New Zealand

  • Bike ride through the vineyards of Marlborough

  • Cruise boat on Charlotte Sound, Marlborough, NZ

  • Walking the Nydia Track in Mayfield, Marlborough

  • View of a vessel on Queen Charlotte Sound

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 20℃
  • 20℃
  • 19℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 12℃
  • 12℃
  • 12℃
  • 13℃
  • 15℃
  • 17℃
  • 18℃
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 11
  • 9
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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