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Slip Inn Havelock

Over the Hill to Havelock Marina: Lunch by the Sounds Half Day Trip

Get your steering wheel working climbing the Whangamoa Saddle out of Nelson, then back down and into the Rai valley where the road tracks beside streams, over the Pelorus River where The Hobbit was filmed, before stopping for lunch at Havelock at the start of the picturesque Marlborough Sounds with its marina and very fresh mussels.

At least two and a half hours of lovely driving in wonderful sports cars, with an hour or more for lunch on this packed half day jaunt.

Over the Hill to Havelock Half Day Trip - Start & finish in Nelson

160 km, approx 2.5 hours driving, 4 hours duration

Half Day Tour: Nelson > Havelock > Nelson

Any Saturday or Sunday, November – April

or choose dates to suit you!


  • Superb mix of safe, amazing driving roads
  • Glorious scenery, coastal & hills
  • At least 1 hours lunch time in Havelock
  • Try Fresh Mussels
  • Share the experience with friends old….& new!

Destinations en route....

With a superb & rarified choice of travelling in style...

YOU choose the cars!
2.5 hours driving at least 2 of these!

 Premium luxury Europeans with an excellent reputation for serious driving enjoyment. Classic & modern, autos & manuals, each drivers 1st choice car makes the trip (subject to availability).

Discretely escorted - it's all about you...

By your side if you need us.

We accompany you the whole route and ask that you travel in convoy.  We’ll make quite a sight! Route maps are provided with clear instructions on where the swap over breaks will be…but we normally pair those at a characterful cafe or scenic stopover for maximum enjoyment!

Ready to tour?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your place, so why not….

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