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Location information for Blenheim Airport

Woodbourne Aerodrome, commonly referred to as Blenheim Airport, serves the city of Blenheim, situated on the South Island of New Zealand. One of the country’s oldest airports, it serves as an Air Force base for the RNZAF Base Woodbourne. It operates domestic flights to major air hubs throughout the country and has an annual passenger throughput of 210,000.

Blenheim Airport facilities

The airport consists of one terminal building that features four check-in desks and two gates as well as a coffee shop, a café and a gift shop. Both short- and long-term parking is available and there are a number of well-known agents that have counters on site for organising car hire in Blenheim Airport.

Blenheim Airport excursions

State Highway 6 connects the airport to the city centre, with car rental in Blenheim Airport the best way to make this 10-minute trip. Many people visit to explore the nearby wine region, which is the top wine growing area in New Zealand. Blenheim also has a few other draws including the Marlborough Provincial Museum and the lovely Pollard Park.

Best time to visit

Labelled ‘New Zealand’s Sunniest Town’, Blenheim can be enjoyed at any time of the year, although the hot summer months of January and February are the most popular among Europeans. July is the coolest and wettest month and is best avoided, and June and August are cool, with temperatures averaging at 8°C.

Car rental in Blenheim Airport

The roads in and around the city are in excellent condition, although there can be traffic jams in the city centre. There is limited public transport here so the best way to get around the city and visit the vineyards is with car hire in Blenheim Airport. There are many deals to choose from so visitors should compare car hire options online ahead of time.