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Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

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Stunning place to stop

Stopped here en route to Blenheim and very glad we did. Perfect for a short woodland walk, picnic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pete M
via mobile
Scenic stop over

Halfway between Nelson and Blenheim we come to a scenic bridge across a picturesque river. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul S
Adelaide, Australia
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“the main road”(3 reviews)
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47 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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All reviews camping ground the main road worth a stop nice spot quick walk great stop great cafe pies state highway minute return native bush new zealand bush walk beautiful river walks nelson rocks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here en route to Blenheim and very glad we did. Perfect for a short woodland walk, picnic or a dip into the crystal clear waters used in the filming of The Hobbit film. Was jealous of the kayakers too. Lots of parking available and...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Halfway between Nelson and Blenheim we come to a scenic bridge across a picturesque river. It is easy to miss, but worth a stop. A good place for a picnic, with lawns, a café, great river scenery and bush walks. There is a walking path...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Visited on Thursday 17th May. We stopped there in our campervan to have a break and some lunch. Plenty of parking off the main road. You can also use the toilets there as well.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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 DennisR1255
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
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

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 15 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
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

1  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 26 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
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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