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Located in the Marlborough Sounds

Gateway to Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds

tourist destination with tours, cruises, boat charters, mussel cruise, fishing trips, walking tracks, hiking, biking and sea kayaking

The Link Pathway.
This community initiated project, created a high quality dual-use and free-to-use pathway on public land, linking communities between Havelock and Picton in the Inner Marlborough Sounds. The Link Pathway is 42 k's long, with many shorter sections along the way catering for a range of opportunities and time-frames. Part of the pathway incorporates a re-discovered bridle path that was built in 1862 and has lain abandoned for over 130 years. The Link Pathway passes through a range of features, including sounds foreshore, mature beech forests, remnant podocarps, tidal estuaries, vistas of the inner sounds, and pleasant farm-land. Other existing tracks and trails can be accessed from the Link Pathway, including the Queen Charlotte Track, and the Cullensville / Waikakaho track.

Havelock Activities Marlborough Sounds

Cullen Point Track
Walk the beautiful loop track for views of Pelorus Sound and Havelock and the short lookout track for views of Mahua Sound. Start from a carpark 4.5 km from Havelock on Queen Charlotte Drive.

Pelorus, Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds
Havelock is a great access point to many walking and biking tracks, including the Wakamarina, Nydia and Queen Charlotte tracks.

Nydia Track is a 2-day tramping or 5-8 hr mountain biking track. It passes through lush coastal and regenerating forest, climbs two saddles with superb views and crosses farmland.

Nydia Track

This track crosses the Kaiuma and Nydia Saddles and follows the sheltered shoreline of historic Nydia Bay. Formed by linking old bridle paths, it meanders through a variety of forests, some scrubland and farmland. The 27-kilometre Nydia Track is classified as a tramping track and is also open for mountain biking.
It is well defined, though rough, narrow and uneven in places.
It is a track suitable for those who are reasonably fit; boots are recommended.
Some of the streams are not bridged and will require care after rain.

Mountain Biking

This is a bike ride for those who like a challenge. The track is quite technical and rough, with many rocks and roots to negotiate. In wet weather it is very slippery and best not attempted.
The track is best ridden from the Tennyson Inlet end. Allow 5 to 8 hr; longer if you don't have transport to both road ends.
A popular addition to the ride is to start from the top of the Opouri saddle and ride the Opouri Bridle Track for an extra bit of technical downhill and warm up for the main event.
This is a shared-use track so think of the other users.

Experience the spectacular Marlborough Sounds whilst walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. The track stretches 70 km from historic Meretoto/Ship Cove through to Anakiwa in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound.