Fun things to do in Marlborough

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    not about must see

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    you can't escape it...only when you fly from the North to the South and vice versa. otherwise you have to take the Ferry from Wellington to Picton....and you are amongst it.this trip has been my first, when I arrived in NZL 1987, of course I have been back, forwards..backwards.
    it was a very hot but georgous crossing through Cook Straight, right into the Marlborough Sound....have a look at my Souths Island page how calm the waters where...and so blue.

    the Fjords of Marlborough
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    Havelock

    by pepples46 Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    is at the head of the Pelorous Sound, a small Town but importand center for processing shellfish.Pelorous Sound is worldwide known for excellent fishing, many American Business People fly over for a week or two and going fly fishing in the clear waters of the Pelorous River.
    if you an early bird, you can ask the the Launches who deliver the mail, its a day-trip with a purpose and just wonderful.
    camping can be arranged or stay at the Rutherford Youth Hostel
    what to see..many walks around the Town and the area, walk up the hill to the Towns Waterwork and you have a great view over the Sounds

    Havelock
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    Lake Grassmere

    by pepples46 Updated Sep 24, 2003

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    south of Blenheim on the way to Kaikoura is Lake Grassmere, NZ Salt ponds.Seawater is pumped into the main Lake and through evaporation and relentless wind salt crystal starts forming. of course the process is a little more complicated, but that's how I understood it. from the main Lake the seawater has to be pumped in smaller ponds, where the actual evaporation starts
    SAXA is the Saltproduct you can buy in all Supermarket in NZ
    or the Natural Flaky Seasalt Product

    Salt Production Plant
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    Activities in the Sounds

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Aug 19, 2003

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    A sound is a valley drowned by the sea - forest and water merge to create a dramatic coastal landscape.
    Arrive by sea through the glorious maze of deep coves and bays of Queen Charlotte Sound. Fine restaurants and accommodation lodges beckon
    Explore the town of Picton. European settlement of this area began in the 1840s and many of the early buildings still grace the waterfront
    Go on a sea kayaking safari - guide yourself or join a group
    Walk the Queen Charlotte Track (three - four days) - a popular walkway with many entry and exit points and numerous top class resorts and accommodation providers along its length
    Visit the Edwin Fox, a maritime artefact, situated in Picton
    Dive shipwrecks - the Russian cruise liner Mikhail Lermontov and the wreck of the Hippalos, a 120-year old wooden barque
    Charter a sailing boat and cruise the Sounds - skippers can be hired

    the sounds
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    Adventures

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Aug 19, 2003

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    There’s more to Marlborough than wine - see what else happens in this beautiful region.
    Enjoy a high country horse trekking trip
    Explore private gardens open for viewing
    Local museums and restored heritage homes illustrate the early history of the region
    Find out about fly-fishing and hunting tours
    In summer you can do a guided tour of Molesworth Station, a high country farm. View the grandeur and beauty of the mountainous high country
    Take a walk in Wither Hills Farm Park - great views over Marlborough and the Wairau Plains
    Visit an orchard for seasonal fruit, in particular Marlborough cherries (Dec-Jan)
    Art galleries offer ever changing exhibitions of local and national artists
    Take a river cruise along the traditional trading route used by the early settlers
    Visit the Alpaca and Llamas just out of Koromiko

    Interislander Ferry in Marlborough Sounds (purenz)
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    Collingwood

    by pepples46 Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    the Town on the Aorere Rivermouth used to be a shipbuilding center and mentioned first 1843. But coal mines and later the Gold rush promised more fortune, but when the rush was gone, the coal mined Collingwood settled for a quiet Township life again. Farewell Spit a windy attraction, the furthes point of the South Island. there is speculation that a road will be build to link Karamea on the West Coast, I hope not..while then the Abel Tasmans peace and quiet will be lost forever.
    for now fishing, recreational and commercial are the main Moneymaker
    Farewell Spit is a windy but beautiful stretch of about 40km, but it also shelters the Golden Bay area, on of the South Islands most beautiful Beaches.
    an other attractions as already mentioned is the Abel Tasman and the Heaphy Track..the Guys from the Pic will bring to the foot of the Track

    Collingwood to Farewell Spit
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    Picton

    by pepples46 Updated May 28, 2003

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    Picton is a busy little Town,the South Island Terminal for the Cook Straight you have to ship in for Wellington or get off the Ferry from the North to the South. Situated at the beautiful Queen Charlott Sound, the Town enjoys a lush green from the Hills and the deep blue waters as a fine contrast. as a child I was told, green and blue colours do not combine...but Nature shows us otherwise, it goes just harmonious together, so I have became a little more confident with what I wear.
    you can hire boats for self-drive and enjoy your days in the Sounds, or hire a car and drive the 100km Queen Charlotte Drive to Havelock.

    evening at the Harbour Picton
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    the good Life

    by pepples46 Updated May 28, 2003

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    the Sounds are a NZ treasure, peace and quiet, the Homesteads and Logdes often only by boat accessible.having a Family Bach here is just Paradise and mostly stay in the Family for Generations. When in the area, canoeing, boating with fishing included will be your pasttime...nothing else then Nature, Bellbirds and learning to relax again

    Pelourus Sound
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    Blenheim

    by pepples46 Updated May 27, 2003

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    the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand and famous Wine region. a busy Town,spacious with vibrant colours, but in the heat of the Summer, a uniform brown marks the region. in 1972 Blenheim had 2700 sunshine hours, the highest in the Country.

    Blenheim
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    Kenepuru Sound

    by didgeridorien Written Apr 11, 2006

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    This sound is in the Marlborough Region. You can go across Mt Stokes to the southern edge of Kenepuru Sound. The forest there is very natural and you probably won't meet anyone.

    Titirangi Bay

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