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Things to do in Blenheim

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Just amazing. You’d think it was more for blokes than girls, but when couples we’ve sent there return, they can’t praise it highly enough. Sir Peter Jackson (of The Hobbit, and more, fame) has donated a lot of items, including some incredible WWI planes and pieces of militaria. It’s a real delight - come and see it! There is now a second exhibition on the same site, dedicated to WWII, that has recently opened. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A tapas type menu that changes weekly, great for sharing, has one hat from Cuisine Magazine”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our family favourite, Gramado's is a Brazilian restaurant full of wonderful food and wine, served by charming personalities. It's an intimite dining space and a very popular Blenheim restaurant, we would advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Fabulous... another favourite! Thoroughly recommend Rockferry Tempranillo and the late harvest dessert wine! 😊”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“it's close to the longhouse - great 45-60 minute loop walk mountain bike trails ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Sports complex has excellent swimming and other various sporting activities. It also has a subway cafe and a coffee, icecream shop in the foyer.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A lovely winery to visit, has cellar door and restaurant for a lovely lunch.Great views over Blenheim.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best steak in town. You can either sit in the bar area or peruse the menu in the restaurant. Great selection and you wont leave hungry. And you can have a go on the pokies too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“A lovely spot overlooking the Taylor River with a modern Kiwi menu, open for brunch, lunch and dinner”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I LOVE Mexican food and anything tequila-related! Plus the vibe is always great.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Iconic sauvignon blanc. Raw Bar offers excellent dining experience and the setting is beautiful.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The very popular gourmet pie and coffee shop (not a lot of space to eat in), within walking distance, open Tuesday to Saturday”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“A great walking track located a 15 minute drive away. 1 to 4 hour walks and mountain bike track. Plenty of parking. Views of farmland, coast, vineyards and Blenheim. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This beer garden has a huge selection of beers on tap, also many ciders, and wine. You can feast on German style food and also great pizza for an affordable price. There is plenty of room here with choice of indoor or outdoor dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Well its the Speight's Ale House, what more is there to say. Good Food and Drinks of a consistent quality throughout NZ. Don't forget to book a table as they get busy....or sit in the bar to eat?”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great range of Local, National and International performances in Drama, Music, Comedy and Dance”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our family favourite, Gramado's is a Brazilian restaurant full of wonderful food and wine, served by charming personalities. It's an intimite dining space and a very popular Blenheim restaurant, we would advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best steak in town. You can either sit in the bar area or peruse the menu in the restaurant. Great selection and you wont leave hungry. And you can have a go on the pokies too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“A lovely spot overlooking the Taylor River with a modern Kiwi menu, open for brunch, lunch and dinner”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I LOVE Mexican food and anything tequila-related! Plus the vibe is always great.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This beer garden has a huge selection of beers on tap, also many ciders, and wine. You can feast on German style food and also great pizza for an affordable price. There is plenty of room here with choice of indoor or outdoor dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Well its the Speight's Ale House, what more is there to say. Good Food and Drinks of a consistent quality throughout NZ. Don't forget to book a table as they get busy....or sit in the bar to eat?”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“A quirky retro café with healthy and raw foods, in the CBD so great to combine with other shopping”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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