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Blenheim Guide

What’s on in Blenheim?

Classic Fighters Airshow

There’s no better time for plane enthusiasts to visit the Marlborough region than during the Classic Fighters Airshow. The event is held biennially over a three-day period at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Flights and aerial shows feature a range of historic aircraft, including pre-WWI planes, fighter jets from both World Wars, and aircraft from the post-war Jet Age. Other things to look forward to during the event include a fireworks display and refreshments including food and Marlborough wines. Book your New Plymouth to Blenheim return flights for travel over Easter weekend on odd-numbered years to attend the Classic Fighters Airshow.


Marlborough Art & Wine Fair

The Marlborough region is a world-famous wine-producing destination and draws in visitors with its acclaimed cellar doors and opportunities for tasting award-winning varietals. Combine your love of wine with art by booking cheap flights from New Plymouth to Blenheim during the Marlborough Art & Wine Fair. The festival happens over 18 weekends in the winter and early spring. Taste a variety of Marlborough wines while admiring galleries of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and photography from local artists. Search Webjet’s cheap flights from New Plymouth to Blenheim between the beginning of June and the beginning of October for the Marlborough Art & Wine Fair.


Garden Marlborough

Take in the beautiful colours of spring by planning your visit to Blenheim during the annual Garden Marlborough. The Rapaura Springs vineyard hosts the four-day event. Visitors can enjoy half- and full-day tours of the gardens and attend workshops to brush-up on their horticultural knowledge. Several social events are also put on as part of Garden Marlborough, including the Garden Fete that features more than 200 market stalls, and the Bloom in the Boom garden party. Book tickets to Blenheim from New Plymouth for travel in early November if you’d like to attend Garden Marlborough.


What are the top tips for travelling with children to Blenheim?

Visit Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is the place to go for both adults and children who are fascinated by planes. The museum shares the history of aviation and displays a collection of antique jets, with a major focus on the aircraft from WWI and WWII. Looking for an extra thrill while holidaying on flights from New Plymouth to Blenheim? The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre also offers joy flights on some of their iconic planes. Take a scenic ride over the Marlborough in a Boeing Stearman, a Yakovlev Yak-3 from WWII, or an Avro Anson Mk. 1 from WWII.


Ride the Blenheim Riverside Railway

Taking a ride on the Blenheim Riverside Railway is both a fun and scenic way to see the Marlborough Region when you’re travelling with kids in tow. The train operates two routes from Brayshaw Park in the southwestern suburbs. The routes both travel along the Taylor River, with one terminating at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and the other heading to Beaver Station in the CBD. The Blenheim Riverside Railway goes through a pretty, rural area and also passes by some vintage locomotive and farming equipment along the way.


Cycle Around Wither Hills Farm Park

Wither Hills Farm Park is a working sheep and cattle farm that has a variety of cycling trails that are open to the public. Rent some bikes and hit the tracks for some of the best views you’ll come across while holidaying on New Plymouth to Blenheim flights. Viewpoints look out over the city, Cloudy Bay, Wairau Valley, and the rolling hills and vineyards of the Marlborough region. There are a variety of cycling tracks ranging in difficulty, so there are options for cyclists of all levels.


How much time should I spend in Blenheim?

The Marlborough region is an excellent place to go for a long weekend. Consider travelling on cheap flights to Blenheim from New Plymouth for a stay of three or four days - a great quick introduction to the area. Do you have some extra time to spare? Look into travelling on New Plymouth to Blenheim flights for a week. Explore the Marlborough region at a relaxed pace, then hop in a rental car to see more of the northern South Island over a few days. Take in all the beauty and excitement around the Marlborough Sounds or drive an hour and a half west toward Nelson and the stunning Abel Tasman National Park.



How long does it take to fly from New Plymouth to Blenheim?

Flights from New Plymouth to Blenheim take about one hour and 50 minutes with a stopover.


When is the best time to travel from New Plymouth to Blenheim?

Blenheim enjoys a mild climate year-round. Summer is the high season and the ideal time to travel on New Plymouth to Blenheim flights if you’re looking to enjoy water activities on the Marlborough Sounds. Daytime temperatures reach about 18° to 20°C. Autumn and spring have beautiful daytime weather as well, but with smaller crowds compared to the busy summer months. Expect daytime temperatures between 13° and 18°C. Winter is the low season and the best time to book cheap flights to Blenheim from New Plymouth for a budget-friendly holiday. Temperatures are crisp, averaging about 12°C during the day. You can still visit the vineyards and enjoy some nice brisk walks as well as indoor attractions.


How many airlines fly direct from New Plymouth to Blenheim?

There are currently no direct flights between New Plymouth and Blenheim Airport (BHE). You can book tickets to Blenheim from New Plymouth with one stopover, flying with Air New Zealand.