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Pelorus Bridge is a tiny locality in Marlborough, New Zealand where the Rai River meets Pelorus River. State Highway 6 crosses the Pelorus River at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, which was used as one of the film locations for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The scenic reserve contains one of the last stands of original river flat forest in the area. The forest contains a mixture of beech and broadleaf species, as well as mature podocarps such as rimu, kahikatea and totara towering over the canopy. Several easy walking tracks connect the camping ground, picnic site, river, and the carparks. A circular walk leads over a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Rai River. The closest small towns are Rai Valley 7 km to the north, and Canvastown 8 km to the east. A cafe is situated at the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve.

Campervan Hire Pelorus Bridge


Nissan Vanette
$320 / Day

Nissan Vanette

Picton, Marlborough

Sleeps 3
Length 7m

Sells' Sanctuary
$159 / Day

Sells' Sanctuary

Blenheim, Marlborough

Sleeps 5
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

Te ora
$130 / Day

Te ora

Picton, Marlborough

Sleeps 2
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Hame fae Hame
$200 / Day

Hame fae Hame

Blenheim, Marlborough

Sleeps 6
Length 7.4m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Pelorus Bridge


Pelorus Mail Boat

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

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Human stories from the Great War come to life in a theatrical treatment, which is both innovative and visually stunning. Captivating scenes depict the aircraft in context, some recreating actual incidents. The rare memorabilia is worthy of any national collection and ranges from beautifully crafted ‘trench art’ through to personal items belonging to the famous Red Baron himself.

Located just minutes from the centre of Blenheim, Omaka opens daily from 10am-4pm, offering exclusive merchandise and great coffee.

Arrow Water Taxis

We are a small family owned and operated business with our customers' best interests at heart. We can take you anywhere you like, at a time you choose.

We operate two purpose built fast aluminium vessels, they are powered by Bio-diesel sourced from renewable resources.

Marlborough Tour Company

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.

Campgrounds and Parks near Pelorus Bridge


Bay of Many Coves Campsite

In Arthur's Bay

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Mountain biking is no permitted on the section between Meretoto/Ship Cove and Kenepuru Saddle from 1 December to 28 February each year.

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Smiths Farm Holiday Park

If you desire the space, peace and the health giving properties of clean country air, then Smiths Farm Holiday Park is the place for you.

Situated on a working beef farm, Smiths Farm is a modern holiday park, central to Sounds attractions & scenic Marlborough. 4km from Queen Charlotte Track. 3km from safe swimming beaches. On site attractions include farm animals, farm walks, glowworms (please arrive before dark)Tranquil private setting & friendly, courteous service. Sea kayaking and mountain biking nearby.

Flat powered and non powered sites are ideal for campers, caravans and campervans. If you require accommodation Smiths Farm has a range from Standard cabins, through to self contained units and motels.

There are a number of farm and bush walks highlighting the natural history and the farming heritage of the area to explore during your stay.

Smiths Farm has a high speed internet connection that guests can access for checking email, planning your activities and general browsing.

* Family Friendly

* Range of Wonderful Walks

* Sea Kayaking and Mountainbike Adventures

* Quiet Rural Haven

* Waterfall

* Pet animals

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