Kaikōura (Māori: Te Ahi Kaikōura a Tama ki te Rangi) is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch. Kaikōura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. The town has an estimated permanent resident population of 2,080 (as of June 2017). The town is the governmental seat of the territorial authority of the Kaikōura District, which is politically a part of the Canterbury region. The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km² (790.12 sq mi) and an estimated population of 3,710 inhabitants; which includes other settlements within the district such as Kekerengu, Clarence, Rakautara, Hapuku, Ocean Ridge, The Elms, Peketa, Goose Bay, Omihi and Oaro. The infrastructure of Kaikōura was heavily damaged in the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, which also caused two deaths in the area. The sea level of the bay and surrounding region was lifted by as much as 2 metres.
Backed by thl and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
Cullen Point Coastal Track Time: 1 hr loop This beautiful loop track takes in the views of Pelorus Sound and the Havelock Township.
Cullen Point Lookout Track Time: 10 min return This short walk leads to a lookout, giving views of Mahau Sound, as well as Kaituna and Pelorus estuaries. The tracks start from a well-marked car park located 5.5 km down Queen Charlotte Drive from Havelock Township.
Join one of the last remaining ‘Genuine’ Mail Boats left in the world, still delivering mail and groceries as it has been for almost a century. Whilst we are delivering, you’ll visit isolated homesteads nestled in quiet secluded bays. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world. Old timers row out in dinghies to meet us, while some receive their supplies on tiny, unspoilt beaches. The people of the Marlborough Sounds are as much a part of the area as the history and majestic beauty. It really is a great way to cruise the Marlborough Sounds!
Over the winter months (May to October), we deliver on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays; and during the summer months (November to April), we deliver Monday through to Saturday. Also, during the summer months, you can join us on Sundays for our ‘Best of the Sounds Cruise’. View all cruise options now. Not only that, but we offer transfers and boat charters around the Pelorus Sound!
Join us on our mail boat for the experience of a lifetime. Let us take you on our spectacular mail run or drop you at your accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds.
Discover Hidden bays and coves – That most tourists never see
Learn the fascinating history of these characters who live way out here, far from town
See the local wildlife up close and personal and learn about the rare species in the area
The company offers a range of wine tours, seafood cruises and other tours with a large range of vehicles and vessels, including luxury cars, vans, coaches, boats and launches.
Combining a great range of fleet with fantastic local staff, Marlborough Tour Company create memorable experiences in the Marlborough wine region and the Marlborough Sounds, whether a scheduled tour, private tour, corporate event, group activity or cruise ship outing.
Their vessels, MV Odyssea, MV Spirit and MV Tarquin are available for scenic cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, or a private Greenshell Mussel Cruise.
They have a range of half day and full day programs and tours suitable for conferences, partners programs and incentives. This includes wineries, breweries, arts, crafts, gardens, golf, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and more.
It only takes about 45 minutes to reach the top lookout, before returning the way you came, or heading down the other side and returning through the streets of Picton.
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.
The beautiful Wakamarina river runs below the camp and offers crystal clear swimming. The area has a long history of gold mining and many claims in the area are still being worked. Walking and mountain bike tracks are located up the valley and also down in the sounds. Glow worms are found around the streams and cliffs at night. Large shared kitchen and recreation room is available. Hot spring feed showers too! BBQ, fire pits and pets make this a unique experience. Children’s playground with swings and a climbing fort is centrally located. Gold pans available for hire.Visit Pinedale Motor Camp
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