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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
Updated Jun 2, 2003
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.
Updated May 28, 2003
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
Updated May 28, 2003
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.
Updated May 27, 2003
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.
Written Apr 11, 2006
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