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Marlborough Towns and Settlements

Blenheim

Blenheim is both the largest town, and administrative capital of Marlborough.

Canvastown

Canvastown is a small settlement near the confluence of the Wakamarina and Pelorus Rivers.

Grovetown

Grovetown is a small settlement about 2.5km north of Blenheim, mostly to the east of State Highway One.

Havelock

A small coastal town near the mouth of the Pelorus River. Gateway to Pelorus Sound, and host of the Havelock Mussel Festival.

Kaikoura

A small town in southern Marlborough Land District, administered separately from the rest of Marlborough since 1989 local government reforms. Renowned for eco-tourism, particularly whale watching.

Kekerengu

A small village on the east coast half way between Blenheim and Kaikoura.

Koromiko

Koromiko is a small rural settlement between Blenheim and Picton

Linkwater

Linkwater is a small settlement in an area of low lying flat land between Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds.

Okaramio

Okaramio is a small Marlborough settlement on State Highway 6 between Renwick and Havelock.

Picton

Picton is a port town which acts as a gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, and provides a major passenger and freight link between the North and South Islands.

Rai Valley

Rai Valley is a small settlemnet that has the distinction of being the most northwestern settlement in Marlborough.

Rarangi

Rarangi is a small beach settlement at the north end of Cloudy Bay on the edge of the Wairau Plain.

Renwick

Renwick is a small town about 10km west of Blenheim named after Dr. Thomas Renwick

Seddon

Seddon is a small town south of the Awatere River in the Marlborough District, and acts as a service centre for the wine industry in the Awatere Valley.

Spring Creek

Spring Creek is a small township in Marlborough at the intersection of State Highway One and State Highway 62 (Rapaura Road).

Tennyson Inlet

Tennyson Inlet is a remote part of the Marlborough Sounds off Pelorus Sound with a small resident population and a number of holiday homes.

Tuamarina

A small town north of Blenheim, once notable for its cheese factory, but also the site of a bloody confrontation between European and Maori during the early years of colonisation.

Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley township is the westernmost settlement in the Wairau Valley, located on State Highway 63.

Ward

Ward is a small settlement in the south of Marlborough, named after Sir Joseph Ward, a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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