The “Green-lipped Mussel Capital of the World” in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds makes the most of nature’s gifts. 

The stunning Pelorus and Kaituna rivers flow into the even more stunning Pelorus and Kenepuru sounds, right where Havelock sits right by the water’s edge. It’s a great place to tune into nature by hiking, cycling, sailing or kayaking around the sounds. After exploring the Marlborough Sounds, visit the shops, art galleries and cafés in Havelock’s colonial town centre. Did we mention the mussels? Don’t forget to try those mussels!