Enjoy the quaint agricultural town of Blenheim, the gateway to the boutique wineries of the world-famous, wine-growing Marlborough region. Framed by mountains and tucked in the picturesque Wairau Valley fed by its namesake river in New Zealand’s South Island, Blenheim has a relaxed vibe cherished by residents and visitors alike. The town is famous for its artisanal food culture, particularly handmade chocolates paired with fine vintages. World War history comes to life at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center that boasts theatrical exhibits and rare memorabilia of WWI and WWII airplanes featuring the personal collection of Peter Jackson, of the Lord of the Rings fame.
Hotel d’Urville is a charming boutique property, located in the center of Blenheim, which was formerly the town’s old Public Trust Building. The hotel still reflects the grand Art Deco style of the1920s, with a columned façade, a sweeping staircase and high ceilings.
Marlborough Vintners Hotel is a heritage property tucked into the heart of New Zealand’s wine country in Blenheim and surrounded by miles of orchards and farmlands. Unwind in luxurious suites that come with kitchenettes, spacious lounge and heated bath areas and overlook the sprawling gardens or vineyards.