Get your fix along SH6

Culture and Heritage
Get your fix on SH6 and show your support to Havelock, Pelorus, Rai Valley and beyond!
Imagine a brilliant sunny day learning about some of the vibrant local cultue and heritage. Make a stop at the Havelock Museum to learn about the rail works that connected Rai Valley to Havelock. If you’d like to learn about the local history of Te Hoiere/Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve stop off at the café, venture down the walking tracks or cool off at some of local swimming holes. Fun fact: did you know that Havelock was home to two of the world’s greatest scientific minds – Ernest Rutherford and Sir William Pickering, how cool. No matter who’s tagging along with you, there’s plenty to keep you busy, and while you’re there, spend a night or two!

Havelock

Follow the link here to learn more about the local Culture and Heritage.
Also some more local history here.

Pelorus

Follow the link here to learn more about the local Culture and Heritage.
Also some more local history here.

Rai Valley and beyond

Follow the link here to learn more about the local Culture and Heritage.
Also some more local history here.

On the Land Activities

Imagine a brilliant sunny day walking out to Cullen Point. Book a golf trip with the mates on Pelorus Air to Nopera Golf Course in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds or enjoy a waterfall walk around Pelorus Bridge. Pack up the family and set out on the water taxi to Te Rawa Lodge or have small tiki tour around the Rai Valley towards Okiwi Bay. No matter who’s tagging along with you, there’s plenty to keep you busy, and while you’re there, spend a night or two!

Havelock

Here are some great on the land activities:
Cullen Point 
The Link Pathway 
Nydia Track 
Maud Island 
Nopera Golf Course 


Pelorus

Here are some great on the land activities:
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve 
Wakamarina Track 
Te Rawa Lodge 

Rai Valley and beyond

Here are some great on the land activities:
Okiwi Bay Holiday Park 
Raetihi Lodge 

On the water Activities

Imagine enjoying a brilliant sunny day on the Pelorus River kayaking and diving off the rocks or swimming in the emerald pools. Book a fishing trip in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds or enjoy stand up paddle boarding. Meet some locals on a mailboat cruise and spot some of the marine wildlife along the way. No matter who’s tagging along with you, there’s plenty to keep you busy, and while you’re there, spend a night or two.

Places to staycation

Havelock, Pelorus, Rai Valley and beyond are amazing places to take the whole family, a fun weekend away with your mates or a romantic retreat for you and a loved one. No matter who’s tagging along with you, there’s plenty to keep you busy, and while you’re there, spend a night or two!

Food and Drink

We've compiled a few suggestions below to help you discover some of the local foodie gems in these areas. Enjoy some fresh Greenshell™ Mussels, locally sourced baked goods and some truly delicious hot chips. Suitable for the whole Whānau there’s something for everyone to do in Marlborough.

Havelock

An easy 40 min drive down SH6 from Blenheim you will find one of the best places in the Sounds to enjoy some local kai. Some local favourites are the Mussel Pot, Captains Daughter and Slip Inn are great places to rub elbows with locals and catch some great banter with the bar staff. After you've finished your meal venture across the street from Captains Daughter, for a tasty treat of locally produced ice cream or have a wander through town to visit the local art gallery and museums.

For more adventures check out the following points of interest:
Havelock Art Gallery
Ceramics by Renate
Havelock Water Taxi
Pelorus Mailboat
Kenepuru Water Taxi
Cullen Point

Pelorus

Once you’re in Havelock continue on through town towards the Pelorus Bridge. Just another 15 minutes down SH6 towards Rai Valley you come to one of the regions best kept secrets. The Pelorus Bridge Cafe, serving some of the best berry strudle we’ve ever tasted, seriously. Order a slice, topped with some whipped cream, a fresh Barista coffee and take a seat nestled in among the beautiful flora and bird song. It truely is a magical place. After you've finished your delcious treat take a wonder along one of the various walking trails that start and end from the parking lot or head down to the river for a refreshing swim.

For more adventures check out the following points of interest:
Sea Kayak Advenutres
Te Rawa Lodge 
Pelorus Air 
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Walks 
Maungatapu Track
Gold Mining Heritage
Pelorus Eco Adventures

Rai Valley and beyond

The end of the road never looked so good, than Rai Valley on your horizon. Crossing over the Pelorus bridge and just another 10 minutes you come to the Rai Valley. Once you've had your fill set out towards Okiwi Bay Holiday Park for some great fisihing and spin some yarns with the hosts.

For more adventures check out the following points of interest:
Rai Valley Heritage 
Rai Retreat 
French Pass Lookout Track 
Archer Track

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