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A myriad of opportunities exist for taking
time out and relaxing or pursuing more
exhilarating activities in Pelorus Sound,
renowned for its scenery, boating,
diving, fishing, and the Nydia Track.
The Havelock Mussel Festival is held
annually in March, while other attractions
and activities are ready and waiting any
day of the week.
Pelorus Sound is the largest of
Marlborough's three sounds, with a main
channel winding south from Cook Strait
for about 55 kilometres, between steeply
sloped wooded hills, into Havelock
Pelorus has several major arms, notably
Tennyson Inlet, Tawhitinui Reach,
Kenepuru Sound and the Crail/Clova/
Beatrix Bay complex. Its shoreline
extends for 380 kilometres around which
there is a plethora of tourism, farming
and seafood industries all offering plenty
of things to do in the area.
Predominant in Pelorus Sound are
mussel farms, pine forests and tourism
lodges and numerous private holiday
homes, with some of the previous only
accessible by boat.
Services such as the Pelorus Mail Boat
the Pelorus Sound Water Taxi, or kaykak
company Explore Pelorus, make it easily
accessible by sea. The Kenepuru Water
Taxi provides access to the Kenepuru
Sound and Te Mahia Bay Resort. Bow
to Stern can help you out with hiring a
boat for the weekend. The Havelock
Information Centre, based at Havelock
Inn Café & Takeaway, will provide quality
Walking is popular with a choice of short
and longer walks - Mt Stokes, Queen
Charlotte Track, and Nydia Bay tracks
- with stunning views of the Sounds
from all of them. The Nydia Track is a
wonderful 2 day walk (approximately
a 4-5 hour walk from either end) on a
track maintained by the Department of
It crosses the Kaiuma and Nydia saddles
with superb views and follows the
sheltered shoreline of historic Nydia Bay.
Formed by linking old bridle paths, the
27km track meanders through a variety
of regenerating native bush and beautiful
On The Track Lodge is half-way on
the Nydia Track providing eco lodge
accommodation along the way.
Classified as a tramping track, the Nydia
Track is suited to people of reasonable
fitness and is a great hike for bird
watchers. Fantails, robins, and tomtits
flit among the manuka and kanuka trees,
weka roam the forest edges while shags
and gannets fish in deep water and
herons stalk the shores for food.
Pelorus Sound is also home to the
Nopera golf course, situated on a
working farm and boasting unequalled
$2 million views. Alongside the course
is the Nopera airfield, and just across
the bay are the remains of the HMS
There's something for all tastes and
budgets so start planning your Pelorus
Discover Pelorus Sound
Craig, Yanyan & the team
welcome you to
Come on in and try our new
cafe | takeaways
56 Main Road, Havelock
Information Centre: P: 03 574 2114 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nydia Bay • Pelorus Sound
• Marlborough • NZ
Walk the Nydia
including one night
in a private cabin
Phone: 03 579 8411 Email: email@example.com
Explore & Fish
the Pelorus Sound
Hire Boats from 6m to 12m.
Cut costs & book as a group.
www.bowtostern.co.nz 03 574 2884
Pete Bigley & Ann Bigley-Scott
7170 Kenepuru Road, Kenepuru Sound, RD 2 Picton 7282.
P: 03 573 4344 M: 021 132 3261
W: www.kenepuru.co.nz E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the Kenepuru Sound
Personalised cruises, includes complimentary fresh mussels, from $68.00pp.
Queen Charlotte Track - pick ups & drop offs, at Te Mahia / Portage.
Nopera Bay Golf Club - transfers from Te Mahia.
Minimum 2 passengers & bookings essential.
Kenepuru Water Taxi
Marlborough Sounds, N.Z.
email@example.com • www.themailboat.co.nz
Ph 03 574 1088
• Dramatic scenery • Wildlife • Real life stories
• Local history • Native forest • Mussel farms
Mention this Advert for 10% Discount
PELORUS HAVELOCK, MARLBOROUGH
Mail Runs & Cruises
Ph: 03 573 4089 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | Visit: www.temahia.co.nz
Trevor and Jann Hook welcome you to Te Mahia Bay Resort -
your ideal holiday accommodation near Picton in the beautiful
Luxurious sea view apartments, spacious waterfront motel
and gracious heritage units. All self contained.
Walk, fish, relax, dine out...
PELORUS SOUND WATER TAXIS
Marlborough, New Zealand
BRUCE and SUSANNE CHAMBERLAIN
Explore Pelorus Sea Kayaks
Specialists in year-round hire of double sea-kayaks for independent use.
Located in Elaine Bay, Pelorus Sound, we provide the gear for a special
experience on the water, away from the main tourist route.
Providing access to Matai Hut in Tennyson Inlet, and the Nydia Track.
Neil McLennan, Elaine Bay,
French Pass Road, RD3, Rai Valley,
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