Section One Marlborough
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The tiny village of Havelock is nestled between the Nelson and Marlborough regions. It is another base for explorations of the Marlborough Sounds. www.havelocknz.com
From Havelock visitors can:
- Get on board a charter boat and go snapper fishing or learn the eco-history of the Pelorus and Kenepuru sounds
- Take a ‘Greenshell Mussel Cruise’ into the Marlborough Sounds. This trip includes stopping at a mussel farm, with tastings of steamed mussels and local Sauvignon Blanc. www.greenshellmusselcruise.co.nz
- Follow the Nydia Track to the Tennyson Inlet. The walk takes two days
- Visit the tiny settlement of French Pass and offshore D'Urville Island
New Zealand’s largest cattle station. Its size, isolation and history make it a fascinating place to visit. Visitors can drive to Molesworth station from Blenheim through to Hanmer Springs or take a two-three day guided tours to the station. For more information visit www.molesworth.co.nz or www.doc.govt.nz
From the Marlborough region visitors can travel on State Highway One south to the Kaikoura district. This area is well known for all year round whale watching experiences and the abundance of other sea life easily accessible to a visitor. www.kaikoura.co.nz
Enroute to Kaikoura
Lake Grassmere just 40km south of Blenheim has all the suitable conditions for natural salt production. In late summer, travellers can admire a vast network of settling ponds turning coral pink. In the background, mounds of salt crystals await processing at this substantial solar salt harvesting operation.
Main Activities and Attractions
For more detail on the Marlborough region and for tourism operators contact details, visit either www.newzealand.com (Tourism New Zealand's consumer site) or www.destinationmarlborough.com - a website designed by Destination Marlborough, the Regional Tourism Organisation.