Welcome to the Stay Marlborough Accommodation Guide: Accommodation in Havelock & Pelorus Sound
Gateway to the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds, Havelock is a seaside resort 35 minutes' drive from Blenheim and just over one hour from Nelson.

Steeped in both Maori and European history, Havelock's waters were first crossed by Maori waka (canoes) 1,000 years ago. In the 1770s, explorer Captain James Cook arrived. Later, Havelock became a thriving gold-mining town, and is now New Zealand's primary producer of Greenshell mussels. The shellfish are harvested from the numerous farms in the Marlborough Sounds' clear waterways, but ample recreational space remains for divers, kayakers and anglers.

Close to Havelock's boutique art galleries, colonial buildings and caf├ęs in Main Street, fishing boats, water taxis and charter boats moor at the Havelock Marina.

The Queen Charlotte Drive between Havelock and Picton is one of New Zealand's most delightful scenic drives. Winding past the Sounds' numerous bays, this bush-fringed road takes you from Havelock, at the head of Pelorus Sound, to the seaport township of Picton.

Havelock offers a selection of accommodation options, including bed & breakfasts, motels and hotels, holiday parks and camp grounds, backpackers and hostels, all within a short walk to the marina and local restaurants and bars.