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Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

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47 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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Camped there on bicycle tours in 1985, '90, and '95

This place is magical. In 1985 after a long ride, I walked up to the top of the nearby hill or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis R
Great River Scenery

Great river scenery and made famous by the Hobbit Film setting location. Approx 55 kms from Nelson... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
santo t
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
“nice spot” (2 reviews)
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47 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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"camping ground"
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"worth a stop"
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"nice spot"
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"quick walk"
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"great stop"
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"great cafe"
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"pies"
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"state highway"
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"circular walk"
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"native bush"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is magical. In 1985 after a long ride, I walked up to the top of the nearby hill or small mountain and could see valleys with a 360 degree view and then mountains beyond that. In '90 enjoyed the river and met a...More

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Great river scenery and made famous by the Hobbit Film setting location. Approx 55 kms from Nelson at State Highway 6, easy to find. Visitors have options of walks, short walk 10 min to longer walks of 4 hours return. Summer is busy place for...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Pelorus Bridge offers several well maintained nature tracks for visitors which lead to some stunning views of the forest, the river, the suspension bridge and some extremely old and large trees. We took the 45 minute return loop and enjoyed every minute of our stroll...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Although some 18 kilometers from 41 Main Road Havelock, its location on this site this place with a narrow old one car width steel bridge is worth a stop to view the river scenery which is pretty and different. Too bad about the skinny bridge.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

All of this within a 15 minute walk. Great scenery, good photo opportunities, and a great place to swim. The water is very clean and clear and the rocks make for some fun jumping. The SH6 bridge is nice, but don't miss the suspension walkway...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This was a extended family meet- up with a group from Brisbane and another from Shanghai as well as New Zealand Lunch was at the busy cafe - outside under cover Food was tasty - quiche, pies, sandwiches with juices and coffees Good bathroom and...More

Thank rugratNewZealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

all the way through this scenic road, you may find good spots for a quick refreshing dive. Keep your eyes on the side road and you will find various similar natural "pools" such as those at Pelorus Bridge. Nice chilling stop by the river.

Thank Johnmir13
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

One of the best places for a hike on a hot day. The tracks are almost completely in the shade. You can get a good workout by hiking to the top. If it's a family hike with little ones you can take the easy hike...More

Thank skatecreekrd
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

One hour north of Blenheim is the Perlous Bridge, you can park on the side of the road as the car park was overflowing. You can swim in the river without barrels!!! You can go for a 15 minute return walk through the forest to...More

Thank MAXINE B
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is about the halfway point from Blenheim to Nelson . Has heaps of parking for all sizes and types of vehicles. The cafe is nice and has ample amenities. The Pelorus river is famous as it appears in the Peter Jackson directed ‘The Hobbit’...More

Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
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