Getting here and around

Taxi

Call for bookings or for a ride back to Biddys post-wine-touring with Marlborough Taxis (03-577 5511)

Bus:

InterCity (03-3651113; www.intercitycoach.co.nz) buses run daily from the Blenheim i-SITE to Picton ($13, 30 minutes, up to five daily) continuing through to Nelson ($20, 1 3/4 hours). Buses also head down south to Christchurch ($50, five hours, two daily) via Kaikoura ($30, 1 3/4 hours). A couple of shuttle buses also make the stop at Blenheim on the Nelson-Picton-Christchurch run.

Ritchies Transport (03-5785467; www.ritchies.co.nz) buses traverse the Blenheim-Picton line ($10, 30 minutes, two to four daily Monday to Friday), departing Blenheim i-SITE.

Naked Bus (090062533; www.nakedbus.com) runs from Blenheim to many South Island destinations, including Greymouth ($59, 7.5 hours, one daily), Kaikoura (from $14, two hours, three daily), Nelson (from $11, 1 3/4 hours, four daily) and Motueka ($22, 2 1/4 hours, two daily). Buses depart the i-SITE. Book online or at the i-SITE; cheaper fares for advance bookings.

Air

Blenheim Airport is 6km west of town on Middle Renwick Rd. Air New Zealand (0800 747 000, 03-577 2200; www.airnz.co.nz; 29 Queen St; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm Sat) has direct flights to/from Wellington (from $64, 12 daily), with onward connections

Train

Tranz Scenic (0800 872 467, 04-495 0775; www.tranz scenic.co.nz) runs the TranzCoastal service, stopping daily at Blenheim en route to Picton ($27, 30 minutes, departing 11.45am) heading north, and Christchurch ($95, five hours, departing 1.30pm) via Kaikoura ($48, two hours) heading south.

Blenheim

Most populous town in the region of Marlborough, centre of New Zealand's wine industry


"Blenheim is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. It has an urban population of 30,200 (June 2014 estimate).


The surrounding area is well known as a centre of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.


The Marlborough Region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, and scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike."

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Map

See and Do

Blenheim

Nelson And Marlborough

Abel Tasman

Queen Charlotte Sound

Pelorus Bridge