Pelorus destinations to visit. Pelorus Sound

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.

d'Urville Island

D'Urville Island is the largest island in the Marlborough Sounds, a great place for fishing, mountain biking, or just relaxing on the beach

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Pelorus Valley

The Rai River meets the Pelorus Valley at Pelorus Bridge. Forested until early 1880's. A township was planned but the area became a scenic reserve

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Tennyson Inlet

Tennyson Inlet, (New Zealand) is the western arm of Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds. Encompasses Duncan Bay to Tawhitinui Reach.

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Havelock

Havelock, Marlborough, is the greenshell mussel capital of New Zealand, and gateway to Pelorus Sound.

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Pelorus Sound

Pelorus Sound winds south from Cook Strait for about 55 kilometres (34 mi), until it reached its head close to Havelock town

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Kenepuru

Kenepuru Sound is one of the larger of the Marlborough Sounds in the South Island of New Zealand. The drowned valley is an arm of Pelorus Sound

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