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Half-day or longer trips. Catch and release or take it home for your tea.
See the seals, plus wreck dives and jaunts to other Sounds sights, under and over the water.
A chance to get out on the water with a local Maori family – longtime locals, storytellers and environmentalists. There are six different trips to choose from, including birdwatching and visiting Ship Cove.
Between Picton and Havelock (via Anakiwa), you can hitch a van ride with Coleman Post. It departs Picton at 8.15am and Havelock at 10.45am, with other services on request.
Offers dive trips around the Sounds taking in marine reserves and various wrecks including the Mikhail Lermontov, plus diver training. Snorkelling and seal-swims also available.
The Nydia Track (27km, 10 hours) starts at Kaiuma Bay and ends at Duncan Bay (or vice versa). Around halfway is beautiful Nydia Bay, where there’s a DOC campsite and Nydia Lodge , an unhosted 50-bed lodge...
Feel appropriately maritime in this surprisingly slick restaurant and bar in the thick of the marina...
Eighteen kilometres west of Havelock is Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, a pretty forest remnant and riverside recreation area...
InterCity runs from Nelson to most key South Island destinations including Picton (from $18, two hours), Kaikoura (from $49, 3½ hours), Christchurch (from $54, seven hours) and Greymouth (from $40, six hours).
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