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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.

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Places to Visit near Pelorus Bridge


Cullen Point Tracks

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.

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

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.

Tirohanga Track

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.

Campgrounds and Parks near Pelorus Bridge


Waves Campsite

Your gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. A slice of rural New Zealand, only minutes from Havelock Marina!

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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Pinedale Motor Camp

Set among native beech forest this working farmlet has camp sites, powered sites and several cabins.

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.

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