Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

Havelock & Te Hoiere Pelorus and Kenepuru Sound

Tucked in beside beautiful wetlands, gorgeous native bush, and the magical Kenepuru, Mahau and Pelorus Sounds, lies the Greenshell™ Mussel capital of the world.

In the waters beyond, you’ll find rich history, wonderful landscapes and perhaps a fat snapper or two.

Access these magical waterways by boat, or walk to beautiful trails like Nydia Bay. You can also explore the area by driving via the stunning Pelorus River to French Pass, gateway to D’Urville Island. Kenepuru Road also acts as a gateway to these stunning scenes, however be sure to check that the road is open and accessible when planning your trip. 

The Pelorus River is a popular campsite and swimming spot, located right in the middle of Middle Earth. Swim or kayak along the location of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and see the views that captured movie director Sir Peter Jackson's imagination as he chose it as the location for the film's barrel run scene.

Find out more information about the Pelorus here.


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