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Major Events and Festivals
Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow
Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow takes place over three days in early spring, and it’s one for all the aviation enthusiasts visiting Blenheim. It’s held biennially and showcases an impressive collection of historic planes and fighter jets. The aircraft on show particularly focuses on planes from the two World Wars. Visitors can get an up-close view of the planes, watch them take to the skies, and also enjoy a fireworks display, live music, and some of Marlborough’s best food and wine. Have a look at cheap flights from Wellington to Blenheim in early September of odd-numbered years to attend the Classic Fighters Airshow.
Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
Are you excited to indulge in all the food and wine that the Marlborough region has to offer? If yes, you’re sure to have an excellent experience by booking Wellington to Blenheim flights during the Wine & Food Festival in February. It’s New Zealand’s longest-running wine festival and showcases the products from many of Marlborough’s best food and wine producers. Enjoy tastings, attend food and wine master classes, and listen to live music from some great local musicians.
The Marlborough region is renowned for its nature, and some of the region’s most beautiful plants and flowers are put on display at the annual Garden Marlborough event. Take a full- or half-day garden tour, pick up gardening skills from horticultural experts, and attend a series of social events. Popular events held as part of Garden Marlborough include an evening Garden Party and Garden Fete that features more than 200 market stalls. Book your flights from Wellington to Blenheim in early November if you’d like to attend Garden Marlborough.
Top Experiences for Visitors
Go wine tasting
Wine tasting in the Marlborough region tops the list of things to do for many visitors. Marlborough is New Zealand’s most famous wine region and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s best producers of sauvignon blanc. The region is home to more than 150 vineyards, dozens of which you can visit for a tasting while holidaying on Wellington to Blenheim flights. Alongside the great wine, you’ll also get to take in gorgeous views at each of the vineyards you visit. You can take a self-guided tour by bike or car – just be sure to have a designated driver in your group. Or you can book onto one of the several wine tasting tours that depart from central Blenheim each day.
Visit Pollard Park
Blenheim and the Marlborough region are particularly known for wine, but there’s also plenty of nature to explore while you’re there. Pollard Park is one of Blenheim’s largest parks, and it’s the perfect place for a quiet stroll. Several walking paths wind their way around Pollard Park, passing through woodland and taking visitors past streams and colourful flower gardens. You’ll enjoy the best views when holidaying on flights from Wellington to Blenheim in autumn or spring – Pollard Park bursts with vibrant foliage in autumn and fragrant blooms in spring.
Explore Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve is another go-to spot for outdoor activities while visiting the Marlborough region. The reserve is located on the banks of the Taylor River and stretches for about 10 kilometres (six miles) between the CBD and Taylor Dam. The reserve is home to several walking and cycling paths that pass through native trees and plants and offer picture-perfect views of the Marlborough region. The Taylor River is also a nice place to go for a scenic kayaking ride.
The Cost of Visiting
Once you’ve booked your cheap flights from Wellington to Blenheim, you can continue planning for your holiday with Webjet’s hotel and rental car deals. The average rate for a hotel room in Blenheim is in the range of $150 to $175 NZD per night. Rental cars are available to pick up from Marlborough Airport, and rates start at about $95 NZD per day.
While most visitors like the freedom a rental car provides, there’s also a limited bus network you can use to get around. Fares range from $1 to $3 NZD depending on where you’re going.
Tasting wines in the Marlborough Region is at the top of the to-do list for many visitors holidaying on Wellington to Blenheim flights. A self-guided tour of the vineyards is an option – most cellar doors offer tastings for $5 NZD per person. You can also join a guided tour from central Blenheim, which typically costs between $125 to $150 NZD.
The Marlborough Museum and Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre are a couple other top attractions in Blenheim. The Marlborough Museum costs $10 NZD for adults and $5 NZD for children, and the Aviation Heritage Centre has an entrance fee of $25 NZD for adults and $12 NZD for kids.
What is the Wellington to Blenheim distance?
Wellington and Blenheim are only about 75 kilometres (46 miles) apart, separated by the Cook Strait.
Can you fly from Wellington to Blenheim?
Yes, Air New Zealand operates direct flights from Wellington to Blenheim, New Zealand.
How long does it take to get from Wellington to Blenheim?
Wellington to Blenheim flights are short and sweet – they touch down in about 30 minutes.