View of Havelock from Cullen Point


The town provides easy access to beautiful walking tracks with majestic views of the Sounds and the sensational vineyards of the Marlborough region.

Within town there are three walking tracks with a waterfall, lovely views, estuary birds, and the glow-worms.

  • Cullen Point loop track (35 mins – 1 hour)
  • Waterfall Track (1 hour return) glowworms at night
  • Motuweka Pathway (45 mins return) through the Havelock estuary
  • Historical buildings walking tour

The Barrel Run – Pelorus Eco Adventures

This is one that should go without saying. But if you are in this part of New Zealand, you should not let yourself miss the chance to kayak New Zealand’s most beautiful river. The location for this unforgettable family-friendly paddle – a stretch of the Pelorus river – is best know as the filming location for a memorable scene in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when Bilbo”s dwarf companions make a dramatic escape from Mirkwood. However, the turquoise waters, dramatic gully’s and lush native forest had made the Pelorus river a favorite location since long before Peter Jackson showed the world.

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Marlborough Sounds

Walking and Cycling

Havelock is a great access point to many walking and biking tracks, including the Wakamarina, Nydia and Queen Charlotte tracks. They have been written up as some of the best rides in the country (by the Kennett Brothers). The Blue Moon Lodge offers shuttles to the tracks.

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Marlborough Wine Tours by Bike

Marlborough Wine Tours

Marlborough is New Zealand’s most important and largest wine area and is world famous for its Sauvignon Blanc! So what could be a better way to see this beautiful wine region than from a bike? Imagine leisurely cycling along quiet rural roads through superb countryside on a sunny day, exploring many of the 40 wineries by bike.

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Pelorus Mail Boat

 Pelorus Mail Boat

Come and meet the locals! Join the Mail Boat when it cruises the rugged remote and beautiful parts of the Pelorus Sound. Delivering mail, crucial supplies and a smile to the hardy characters that live out here, free from the hustle and bustle of town.     Be a part of the best job in the world for one day!

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