Getting to the Festival - Marlborough Wine and Food Festival

Once you’ve arrived in sunny Marlborough, there are a few options for how to get to the Festival site.

We’re lucky enough to hold the Festival on the world famous Brancott Vineyard which is on Brancott Road, about a 15 minute drive from Blenheim town centre.

Drive

Allow a little extra time as the road will be busy. Just head straight out of town on New Renwick Road and follow the directions on to Brancott Road. Parking is available for $5 which goes to Lions Blenheim. Shuttles run to and from the carpark to the Festival entrance all day. Be sure to have a sober driver to get you home safe. There will of course be check points on depature.

Bus

This is run by Ritchies Buses and is a very popular option.

FROM BLENHEIM TO THE WINE FESTIVAL Bus transport to the Festival commences from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Buses will operate two routes to and from the Festival. The Bus Stops for these two routes are:

NORTH: KFC (Grove Road), 15 Stuart St, Seymour Square and Springlands Countdown SOUTH: Redwoodtown Countdown, 98 Wither Rd and 18 Wither Rd.

Tickets can be purchased from the Bus Stops before boarding the bus – tickets are $20.00 return (no one way tickets to the Festival available). There are no refunds on tickets once purchased.

FROM THE FESTIVAL TO BLENHEIM Bus Transport from the Festival will operate at regular intervals from 3.00pm until the end of the event. There will be two loading bays for buses back to Blenheim – one for the North Route and one for the South Route. For those who do not have a Return Bus Ticket, a One Way Ticket from the Festival can be purchased at the Festival site for $15.00. ** Passengers could experience delays in leaving the Festival site at the end of the event – every endeavor will be made to clear passengers as soon as possible however delays of between 60 and 90 minutes could occur at the conclusion of the Festival.** Last bus is scheduled to depart at 6.30pm.

FROM RENWICK TO THE FESTIVAL Tickets are available on the day from the Driver. The return fare is $20.00. 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am & 11.30am only from Renwick Supervalue (no one way tickets to the Festival available). There are no refunds on tickets once purchased.

FROM THE FESTIVAL TO RENWICK Buses from the Festival back to Renwick will depart at regular intervals (approximately every 30 minutes) from 5.00pm until the end of the event. For those who do not have a Return Bus Ticket, a One Way Ticket from the Festival can be purchased at the Festival site for $15.00. Last bus for Renwick will depart at 6.00pm.

Helicopter

Precision Helicopters will be providing transfers from Omaka Airfield (just near town) to the Festival site, as well as trips home at the end of the day. Be sure to book in early as this is of course very popular and bookings are limited.

Taxi

If you are planning on getting a taxi, be sure to book this well in advance. Blenheim also has a number of shuttle services which will also need to booked well in advance

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