Attractions & Activities
Queenstown may have a foothold on the action/adventure scene, but that doesn't mean you can't spike your adrenaline elsewhere in the South Island. Stag parties, youth groups, company outings - paintball is a great opportunity to bond, have fun, and express your inner competitiveness.
The Yealands Estate Gallery is a Society which holds various exhibitions each year. Check out their calendar and see if one aligns with your trip to Blenheim. It will surely leave a lasting impression.
Opening in 1999, this gallery in the middle of town has been exciting locals & tourists with a range of exhibitions, events, and activities. It is the perfect place to learn about New Zealand culture from different time periods and perspectives.
For the Kids
By far the biggest event of the year, the Marlborough Food & Wine Festival attracts people from all over New Zealand & abroad and treats them to music, masterclasses in cheese & wine, tastings galore, awards, and much, much more. A true combination of class, culture, and fun.
More than just a place to see a flick, the Civic Theatre is open to live acts (music, comedy, dance, productions, you name it) and conferences of all sizes. Their calendar is jam-packed with incredible talent all year round so be sure head along to one.
Escape the blistering Blenheim sun for a few hours by watching a flick at the Top Town Cinemas. View the latest films on a high frame rate screen. A 21 seat auditorium is available to hire, providing a special place to host a function.
Found in Brayshaw Heritage Park, this museum is a must-see for travellers and local alike. A few of their notable attractions include the Wairau archaeology exhibition, the Victorian space and, of course, the wine exhibition. Check out Beaverton - a typical street scene of Blenheim in the early 1900s.
Dozens of pickers, thousands of trees, countless cherries sold in New Zealand and around the world - head along to the Cherryland orchard with the family and start picking. Be quick, there's a short window of opportunity with seasons lasting no more than 3 months.
A family owned strawberry operation with state of the art facilities and a passion for growing juicy fruits. Bring the kids along for some picking fun cool down at their ice cream bar. Again, seasons are short so don't procrastinate.