Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Blenheim

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

This exceptionally brilliant museum houses film-director Peter Jackson's collection of original and replica Great War aircraft, brought to life in a series of dioramas that depict dramatic wartime scenes, such as th…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Blenheim


Located in the thick of Renwick wine country, this elegant restaurant offers ‘a taste of Marlborough’ by focusing on local produce fashioned into contemporary, crowd-pleasing dishes. Settle in for a three-, four- or…
Top Choice Deli in Blenheim


The humble pie rises to stratospheric heights at this fabulous deli; try the sweet pork-belly or savoury steak and blue cheese, or perhaps both. Fresh-filled baguettes, local sausage, French cheeses and great coffee…
Top Choice Winery in Blenheim

Saint Clair Estate

Prepare to be blown away by the Pioneer Block and Reserve range sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. There's a decent cafe on site, and the adjacent Pataka deli offers cheese-tasting and local gourmet products.
Top Choice Winery in Blenheim


Consistent, quality wines including exceptional riesling and stellar stickies.
Winery in Blenheim

Yealands Estate

Zero-carbon winemaking on a grand scale at this space-age winery near Seddon. A 7km self-drive vineyard tour includes spectacular views over the vineyard towards Cook St. If you're lucky, you'll see Yealands' compac…
Winery in Blenheim

Te Whare Ra

Compact, hands-on winery creating gorgeous sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewürztraminer and pinot gris.
Craft Beer in Blenheim

Moa Brewing Company

Take a break from wine-tasting at Moa's laid-back beer-tasting room amid Rapaura's rural vineyards. You won't find any giant flightless moa roaming around, but there's still plenty of other bird life in the gardens.…
European in Blenheim

Herzog Winery

Dining at Herzog's cellar door offers two options. Select a three-, five- or seven-course degustation menu in the more formal restaurant – wine matches are available – or order from the à la carte menu at the more c…
Wine Bar in Blenheim

Scotch Wine Bar

A versatile and sociable spot in central Blenheim, Scotch offers local wines, craft beer on tap and shared plates ($18 to $30), including spiced lamb and hummus, and steamed buns crammed with Japanese-style fried ch…