The Marlborough Sounds are situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. There are two main gateways to the Marlborough Sounds – Picton and Havelock. The Interisland Ferry sails between Picton and Wellington, on the North Island.
Havelock (where our boat Alibi is berthed), is a pretty village nestled at the gateway to the Kenepuru Sound and Pelorus Sound, on the North Eastern tip of the South Island. It is famous as the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. See www.pelorusnz.co.nz.
From Havelock it is a forty minute drive to sunny Blenheim which is the centre of New Zealand’s wine industry and world famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. Blenheim is the most populous town in the province of Marlborough. See www.destinationmarlborough.co.nz.
Travelling from Havelock in the other direction will take you to the city of Nelson in one and a half hours.