The Pelorus region offers a number of great places to visit, from Havelock, the greenshell mussel capital of the world, to the Pelorus Valley. The Wakamarina River, Canvastown has historic gold mining heritage, Pelorus and Keneperu Sounds have stunning views and, remote Tennyson Inlet which is an arm of Pelorus Sound has a pristine indigenous forest. The bays in the inlet, Duncan Bay, Tuna Bay, Penzance and Elaine Bay are reached by a winding 32-kilometre road over the Ōpouri Saddle from Rai Valley.
Linkwater is a locality between Havelock and Picton via the Queen Charlotte Drive. It started as a milling town in 1861 due to a stand of kahikatea trees in the area and its proximity to the Marlborough Sounds. Gold was discovered in 1864 at Hall's Creek. The gold rush resulted in the foundation of Cullensville a few km to the south of Linkwater. Cullensville remains as a ghost town. Dairy farming became the mainstay of the area.