Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

  • Pelorus Bridge, State Hwy. 6 Map It
  • Havelock
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Halfway between both Picton and Nelson, and Blenheim and Nelson, on State Highway 6 is this remnant of the native lowland forests that once covered this whole region. Easy walking trails explore the beech, podocarp (a species of evergreen), and broadleaf trees. In summer the river is warm enough (just) for swimming (watch for the sand flies). There's also a rare colony of endangered long-tailed native bats that come to play round the streetlight at the bridge at night. This is an utterly delightful place to take a pause, especially with a campground and café both in the vicinity.

Sight Information


Pelorus Bridge, State Hwy. 6, Havelock, Marlborough, 7192, New Zealand

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Website: www.doc.govt.nz

Published 08/30/2016


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