And when it's time to resume your travels, what better place to start from than 'Journeys End'. Rather like the hub of a wheel, such is the convenience of our location to a wealth of interesting places and attractions to captivate holidaymakers: half-an-hour by road in an easterly direction, the scenic splendour of Queen Charlotte Drive will bring you to Picton and the inter-island ferry service to/from the North Island. As you go, look upon the surrounding hills for there's history aplenty here - gold-mining history: equally fascinating is the sometimes tragic history of local Maori for whom the surrounding land and water has an especial significance.
Turn west from 'Journeys End' and in less than 10 minutes is the little town of Havelock, renowned green-lip mussel capital of the world and gateway portal to the splendour of the outer Marlborough Sounds, presenting opportunities a-plenty to fish, tramp, or kayak. Beyond Havelock the choice is yours whether to head south and sample the delights of the world-class vineyards of Blenheim's Wairau Valley - only 40 minutes distance by road – or take a comfortable 75-minute excursion in the opposite direction to seek out the arts, crafts, and cafes of vibrant and sunny Nelson.