Havelock (South), New Zealand

Havelock is a coastal town in the Marlborough region on the south island of New Zealand. It is known as the green-shell mussel capital of the world. It is the major access point to the Pelorus Sound, one of the 2 major sounds of the Marlborough Sounds.

Havelock was once a thriving gold mining town. Today the colonial buildings of main street Havelock house boutique art and craft galleries, cafes, and food establishments.

Among the town's former residents were rocket scientist William Pickering and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Rutherford.

Things to see and do

* Havelock Museum
* Greenshell mussel cruise
* Rutherford and Pickering Memorial
* Havelock flea market
* Visit Pelorus bridge

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Land Area – 12,484 km²
Population – 45,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – The port is located within walking distance of the town centre of Havelock.

Transport Links – There is a bus company and two shuttle bus companies which travel to Picton-Nelson return, all of which pass through Blenheim.

Ports Overview


Find Cruises to this Port
  • Follow us on
  • Find us on Facebook!
  • Find us on Pinterest!
World Wide Cruise Centre
World Wide Cruise Centre