|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£844||Average for round-trip flights in March 2021|
|Round-trip from||£1,515||From London to Blenheim|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Blenheim along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: New Zealand has restricted entry to all travellers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country. All of the above travellers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew or people transiting through. Travellers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).. If you are looking to book a trip to Blenheim and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
The New Zealand wine-growing region of Marlborough is famous all over the world, and Blenheim is the area’s largest town. The town maintains a friendly rivalry with close neighbour Nelson for the title of New Zealand’s sunniest town and is a wonderful choice for a holiday or break. Blenheim is on the Opawa and Taylor Rivers in the country’s South Island. Walking and hiking are popular in the surrounding countryside, and the Wither Hills Bike Trail is a must for mountain bikers. There are trips available to local vineyards, and there is even a cycling tour which takes around 4 hours and is suitable for all levels of cyclists. The history of the region is well-documented at the Marlborough Provincial Museum at Arthur Baker Place, and aviation fans are in for a real treat at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Peter Jackson who is well-known for the Lord of the Rings films is associated with the aviation centre, and his Weta Workshop team has created a spectacular display for the collection of World War I planes. Visitors can catch a game of rugby at Lansdowne Park, or just take a stroll in Pollard Park just off Parker Street which is beautifully landscaped.
Summer (December to February) is the best time for a visit to Blenheim NZ if you plan to explore the Marlborough wine country, or if you intend to cycle or hike. Visit in winter for easy access to the excellent skiing near Nelson Lakes.
While Blenheim area is very popular all year round and it can be fairly expensive to fly there, many carriers operate a slightly cheaper service from March to May.
There are local bus and taxi services, but as everything is within walking distance it is generally far easier to travel on foot. There is an on demand bus service for groups of hikers, mountain bikers and skiers to Nelson Lakes National Park, St Arnaud, Kahurangi National Park and the Richmond Ranges.