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Havelock (New Zealand)

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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[1], the first man to split the atom and the rocket scientist William Pickering[2].

Get in

By Car

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.

By Bus

There a bus company[3] and two shuttle bus companies[4][5] travel Picton-Nelson return all of which pass through Blenheim.

Get around

Havelock is small enough to walk across in 10 minutes.

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Havelock is the gateway to the Pelorus Sound.


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