Havelock is a coastal village in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It sits at the head of Pelorus Sound, one of the Marlborough Sounds, and at the mouth of the Pelorus and Kaituna Rivers. The population was 486 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 12 from 2001. State Highway 6 from Nelson to Blenheim passes through the town. Queen Charlotte Drive, which provides a shorter but very winding road to Picton proceeds east along the edge of the Sounds. Canvastown is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the west. Renwick is 31 km (19 mi) to the south. Picton is 35 km to the east. Havelock is the centre for much of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel industry, and is called the greenshell mussel capital of the world. It is also the base of a mail boat servicing the remote communities in the Marlborough Sounds, as well as many fishing and recreational boats. Havelock was named after Sir Henry Havelock, known from the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The streets were laid out in 1858, with the main street being Lucknow Street. The gold rush to the Wakamarina Valley in 1864 led to a growing township, with sawmilling being the main activity until the 1910s, later joined by dairying. The valleys around Havelock contain many pine plantations. Across the Kaituna River estuary, Cullen Point and Mahakipawa Scenic Reserves offer a coastal walking track to a lookout at Cullen Point.
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Located in the heart of Marlborough's wine area, you're invited to relax in one of our double en-suite rooms, dorms or camp out in your van or tent. If you're going wine tasting Watson's Way is the best place to stay. Renwick is recognised as the best location to start a tour of some of the region's most prestigious wineries and vineyards. We also offer discounted rates for the wine bike trails.Visit Watson's Way Backpackers
Waves Campsite in Havelock is located in the heart of the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region and offer you a perfect stop-over or longer stay.
Being about one hour from the interisland ferry, we are ideally situated for when you land on the South Island and want to clear the port and settle down to prepare for your South Island trip.
Likewise on your return trip back to the North Island, you can stay over with us and then leave to catch your ferry with only a short journey.
Waves Campsite is also a great venue for birthdays, weddings, work parties, events, and more.
Check out our facilities - we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us, and we look forward very much to welcoming you to Waves Campsite Havelock.
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