Havelock (New Zealand)
Havelock is a town in Marlborough known as the green-shell mussel capital of the world. It is the major access point to the Pelorus Sound, one of the 2 major sounds of the Marlborough Sounds. There must be something in the water as two of the world's greatest scientists had their education in Havelock: Sir Ernest Rutherford, the first man to split the atom and the rocket scientist William Pickering.
Havelock is on State Highway 6 between Blenheim (30 minutes) and Nelson (45 minutes). There are 2 choices of traveling to Picton. The turnoff to the scenic Queen Charlotte Drive on the eastern side of town. Queen Charlotte Drive is narrow and windy, with commanding views over the Keneperu and inner Queen Charlotte Sounds. Allow 1 hour to travel this route. The alternative is via the Wairau valley. From Picton, head initially down State Highway 1 in the direction of Blenheim. At the settlement of Spring Creek, turn west down Rapaura Rd and travel length of this road. At the intersection turn north to travel to havelock. Allow 45 minutes for this journey.
Havelock is small enough to walk across in 10 minutes.
- Havelock Museum Main Road next to the Clansman
- Rutherford and Pickering Memorial Main Road http://www.rutherford.org.nz/places.htm Memorial to Havelock's famous scientists
- Walk the Nydia Track. 2 day trek leaves from Kaiumu Bay to Duncan Bay, Tennyson Inlet. Unless you walk back to the start of the track you will need transport. Shuttle and boat options.
- Visit Pelorus Bridge. Swimming hole, campground and bush walks for all levels of fitness in native bush. 15 minutes west of Havelock.
- Greenshell Mussel Cruise Jetty 1a, Havelock Marina 03 577 9997 or 0800 990 800 http://www.marlboroughtravel.co.nz/ November 1 - March 31 at 1.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
- Taxidermist Eyes on Nature 61 Main Street The old historic post office 03 574 1256 03 574 1259 http://www.taxidermist.co.nz/ Tuesday to Sunday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (October – March); 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (April – September)
- Havelock Museum Flea Market Museum, Main Road Rita 03 574 2176, Joan 03 574 2435 Every Saturday except in bad weathers, 10am - 1pm Crafts, preserves, plants etc. Proceeds to Havelock Museum
- Slip Inn Havelock Marina West end 03 574 2345 http://www.havelockmotel.co.nz/dining.htm open 7 days from 8am for breakfast till late Situated next to the boat launching ramp which can provide (unintentional) entertainment.
- The Clansman Main Road Look for the stone building 03 574 1170 http://home.xtra.co.nz/hosts/theclansman123/index.htm A Scottish rather than a racist pub. Sporran and kilt optional.
- Blue Moon Backpackers 48 Main Road 03 574 2212 http://www.bluemoonhavelock.co.nz/ $19 - $26 per person
- Rutherford YHA 46 Main Rd 03 574 2104 email@example.com 03 574 2109 $11 to $26 per person
- Havelock Garden Motels 71 Main Road 03 574 2387 03 574 2376 http://www.gardenmotels.com/ $95 - $140
- There is internet access at Sounds like Kaff 03 574 2640 03 574 2646 http://www.soundslikekaff.co.nz/
Havelock is the gateway to the Pelorus Sound.
- Pelorus Mail Boat Jetty 1 Havelock Marina 03 574 1088 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mail-boat.co.nz/ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. Departs from Havelock Marina 9:30 am - Returns to Havelock late afternoon Adults $105, Children Free A courtesy coach is available from Picton and return.
- Pelorus Water Transport Jetty 1a, Havelock Marina 027 239 0000 or after hours 03 577 6103 email@example.com http://www.peloruswt.co.nz/
- Marlborough Travel 03 577 9997 or 0800 990 800 firstname.lastname@example.org 03 577 9979 http://www.marlboroughtravel.co.nz
- Pelorus Belle Water Taxi 027 444 2852 or 03 574 2151 email@example.com
- Havelock Water Taxi 027 618 3585 firstname.lastname@example.org
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