A weather-beaten fisherman with a strong kiwi accent and worn-out wellies, who finds life's greatest pleasure on a boat with his rod and an icy Speights – that's Havelock personified.
As an ideal gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, this small village might already be established as the Green Shell Mussel Capital of the world. But if you're here just for the mussels, you will be missing out. With less than 600 people living here, Havelock possesses a character more distinctive than any other town in the country. All it takes is a short walk down the street and you’ll notice it: the slow pace, the friendly atmosphere, the life-savouring and carefree way of the locals. The mussels sure are scrumptious, but it’s the people behind them that give this town its genuine personality.
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