Marlborough Sounds, Pelorus & Kenepuru Sound Pelorus Promotions

Services and General Information

Contact numbers:

In all Emergencies:111
Wairau Hospital03 520 9999
Havelock Health Centre03 574 2233
Havelock Police03 574 2011

Maritime Radio information
Always use VHF 16 for all distress messages!
Picton Maritim RadioVHF 16, 68, 71 (24 hours)
Marlborough Maritime RadioVHF 01, 63, 66 (0700 - 2200 daily) ph.:03 573 8851
Havelock RadioVHF 65 (0800 - 2200 daily)!
Picton HarborVHF 19 (24 hours)

Information centres:

Mail services:

  • Pelorus Mail Boat, Havelock
  • Sound Delivery Service for Mahau, Kenepuru Sounds areas

Rural Fire:

Marlborough North Rural Fire District restricted fire season is for twelve months of the year. To light a fire in the open you will need a fire permit from a Permitting Officer. Your local host will be able to advise you whom to contact.


Fuel is available at the following places. Please note - some may not supply both petrol & diesel.

  • Havelock - on State Highway & at Marina
  • Linkwater
  • Rai Valley
  • Te Rawa - boat access only - Petrol on wharf
  • Okiwi Bay
  • French Pass

Groceries & supplies

Please note - some places only carry limited supplies.

  • Havelock - variety of shops in the township
  • Linkwater - basic supplies, ice creams, gifts
  • Te Mahia Resort - coffee & gift shop, basic supplies
  • Portage Shop - basic supplies, ice creams, cold drinks
  • Rai Valley - several shops on main highway
  • Okiwi Bay - general store, & Scuba fills
  • Te Rawa - well stocked mini market, fishing gear & crafts


A pdf file of the flyer "Safe Hunting in the Sounds" is available to download.

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