World renown for Savignon Blanc, green lip mussels, stunning scenery, crayfish, wineries, and more . This area is a must visit.Like an oil painting, the canvas of mud flats at Havelock, roll into the distance, providing a different view of one of the Sounds entrances. Every part of region varies greatly. Here you will find everything from sandy to gravel rugged beaches, rolling foot hills to mountains, beautiful sounds sea waters to pounding coastal waves, long valley roads to those that wind their way around the hills. As you round every, corner a new vista awaits.
Travel through the Queen Chalotte Drive from Havelock to Picton, ensuring you allow plenty of time to stop along the way/. You will have to stop to drink in the pure beauty of the area. As you wind your way through the Drive to Picton, the passing scenery constantly changes from bays to hilltop views, even a sprinkling of paddocks. To miss this drive would be a shame, it does give you an idea of how the Sounds are formed.
Crystal blue waters host the yachts and boats moored near the cosy, nestled houses. Even in the winter the chill, the Sounds look amazing. Every twist or corner, each bay fills your eyes with new vistas.And so it continues through to the outlook overlooking Picton. Time this right and you will have photo opportunities with either one or both ferries docked in the Port.Acres upon acres of vineyards occupy Marlborough. As far as the eye can see, rows of vines stand proud against their wires.
And yest, the backdrop behind some of these rows, or their neighbouring paddocks, can be breathtaking, to say the least.The pure diversity of this region is not only in the surrounding areas, but in the produce arising from this area.
If you’re a wine buff, time your visit with the annual Wine & Food Festival in February. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the festival showcases Matlborough and its produce.