Affordable Campervan Hire in Blenheim

The town of Blenheim has a larger population of around 30,300 and is an area filled with history and beautiful scenery. When you come to Blenheim on holiday, a perfect way of exploring is to hire a campervan. When you use our motorhome rental service in Blenheim, you’ll be able to explore the vast Marlborough region of New Zealand from the comfort of your vehicle as well as attractions within Blenheim Town itself. As Blenheim is just a short 28 kilometres to the South of Picton, it’s great to organise a day trip down there, a popular place to visit when renting a campervan.

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If you decide to choose one of our campervan rentals for your stay in Blenheim, you won’t be disappointed. You can choose from many of the great campervans that Blenheim has to offer. My Campervan™ are leaders within the campervan hire industry,  bringing to you the best prices and availability for almost every style of motorhome in New Zealand. When you visit our site, you’ll find vehicles from large to small, with many different features, all located within Blenheim and all at affordable prices.

When you come to visit Blenheim, you can enjoy all kinds of benefits that you don’t have in more conventional accommodation when you stay in a campervan – they are large enough to be comfortable and homely but are also small enough to drive easily. A motorhome rental also has just about everything you need to live comfortably while you are in camping, such as a stove, pre-made beds, electricity and you can also choose a shower on some of the motorhomes that we have available in Blenheim.

Campervans have the added advantage over a caravan in that your living accommodation is self-contained within the vehicle, so there’s no worry about whether your car is capable of towing the van and no need to hook and unhook your living accommodation. They are also easy to drive on roads, unlike the more awkward trailer caravans. As well as all this, you have the freedom to camp wherever you like without having to plan in advance (although please review the overnight parking guidelines in National Parks, etc). However, should you want or need the added luxuries of a secure site, there are many places to park your motorhome in Blenheim for example Blenheim Motor Camp, Amber Park, Pacific Horizon Motorhomes, Spring Creek Holiday Park and the Blenheim Backpackers, to name but a few who will provide you with any additional facilities you might need.

Things to do Near Blenheim in your Hired Campervan

If you hire a campervan for your journey in Blenheim, you’ll be able to enjoy all kinds of great activities. Similarly if you also venture down to our campervan hire Dunedin depot, you will find out about more great New Zealand attractions in Blenheim.

You can take your family on sightseeing tours in 4-wheel-drive, or kayak or hike with Driftwood Eco tours Limited, operated by Will Parsons who is related to the town’s settlers in the 1870s. With plenty of choices for touring in Blenheim town, you’ll be able to make your trip as exciting or as relaxing as you like.

You will catch a glimpse of the town’s historic past when you pay a visit to Omaka’s Aviation Heritage Centre, or for the wine lover, why not drive your campervan over to vineyards like the Terravin Cellar Door. Here, you’ll be able to sample the famous wines of the region and be dazzled by the scenic views. If you have sampled too much to drive, why not hire a bike and cycle the wine trail, or if you are not over the drink drive limit, you can hire a scooter through Book-A-Bike and travel around the region in this way.

Once you have fully recovered from the wine-tasting you can then drive your campervan rental to visit some of the Blenheim’s farms for example Hedgerows Hydroponic Strawberries on the outskirts of Blenheim.

State Highway 6 is a major New Zealand State Highway. It will take you along a scenic route of the South Island that goes across the top of the island, then down the length of the island, across the Southern Alps and finally across the Southland Plains to the island’s south coast. The highway leaves State Highway 1 at Blenheim, initially heading northeastward across the rugged hills at the base of the Marlborough Sounds. It also allows you to take your motorhome through the city of Nelson and nearby town of Richmond, continuing southwest across the plains of the Wairoa and Motueka Rivers.

From the Picton ferry terminal, State Highway 1 is steep, crossing a saddle into the valley of the Tuamarina River. It descends alongside this river and across the Wairau Plain before reaching Blenheim. From here the road travels briefly through some of Marlborough’s famous vineyards, then passes the lower slopes of the steep Kaikoura Ranges where the road has occasional glimpses of the sea to the east over Lake Grassmere. To the South of Christchurch, it becomes virtually straight as it crosses the wide fan of the Canterbury plains, crossing the country’s longest road bridge at Rakaia before reaching Ashburton, and then veering back towards the coast, which it reaches at Timaru. Over its last stretch the road veers southwest before reaching the city of Invercargill. In central Invercargill it meets the southern end of state Highway 6 and turns due south, skirting the estuary of the New River and Bluff Harbour. It passes through the small town of Bluff before reaching its terminus at Stirling Point, a kilometre south of Bluff.

State Highway 62 runs northeast from St Arnaud, Murchison and Westport. It services the northeastern parts of the South Island of New Zealand and you will be able to use this highway to travel in your campervan through the wine-producing Marlborough region of New Zealand. SH 62 provides a northern bypass of Blenheim, connecting the towns of Spring Creekwith Renwick via the locality of Rapaura.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Blenheim’s History

The town of Blenheim is named after the ‘Battle of Blenheim’. This was a battle where forces led by John Churchill defeated French and Bavarian forces. The town’s main sources of income are pastoral and horticultural farming.

With it’s sunny, pleasant climate, Blenheim lies in the Marlborough region, which is particularly famous for wine production and its Sauvignon Blanc Wines. New Zealand’s Centre of Wine Industry surrounds the town, and if you are interested in wine production, you’ll be able to book a tour of one of the local wineries.