Blenheim Tourism, New Zealand

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Blenheim (/ˈblɛnɪm/; Māori: Waiharakeke) 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 30,600 (June 2015 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. Blenheim is named after the Battle of Blenheim (1704), where troops led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough defeated a combined French and Bavarian force.


Planning a vacation to Blenheim in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kaikoura, New Zealand. Kaikoura is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum, Harwoods Hole Walk, Christ Church Cathedral. Also, to reach Blenheim, you'll have to take a flight to Kaikoura; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Blenheim are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Blenheim*

  • Pollution Statistics in Blenheim

    Know the pollution level of Blenheim before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
  • Blenheim: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Blenheim for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Blenheim.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.67 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Blenheim - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 32.81 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.73 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Blenheim

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Blenheim

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Blenheim Travel Guides

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Blenheim Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Blenheim

  • Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour
    Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    The Wines of Marlborough cruise excursion tour is a brilliant way to experience the Marlborough wine region.You will catch th...

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  • Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour
    Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Taste some of New Zealand's most vibrant and flavorful wines at the multi-award winning Marlborough cellar doors on this full...

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  • Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Blenheim Half day Wine Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Travel in aluxury minibusto the famous cellar doors of Marlborough on this approx. 5-hour tour. Compare the aromas of Marlbor...

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  • Small Group Half Day Mail Boat Cruise from Havelock
    Small Group Half Day Mail Boat Cruise from Havelock New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Join this guided half day tour in the historic Pelorus Mail Boat as it delivers mail, groceries, freight, and people to this ...

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