What's Happening in Havelock

If you are wondering what’s happening in Havelock, then read on. Here are just a few of the reasons to come and visit Havelock, Marlborough.

Take a bit of time to explore our wee town and it’s environs and you should be surprised by how much is on offer.

This months list of “goings on” will get you started and then check out Havelock Holiday Parks Activity Suggestions and Suggested Day Trips for even more reasons to stay.

Come for a few hours, a few days or even a week – we are confident that you will find plenty to keep you occupied.

Local Events and Happenings for August (and beyond)

The Gallery

Every Day:

The Gallery: @ Havelock Main Road 10:00am-4pm. This is a must visit. Featuring sixteen local artists, there is something for everyone here. I find it impossible to describe just how good this display is. It really is a case of “Wow!”
pelorus mail boat

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

Pelorus Mail Boat: @ Havelock Marina 10am-4pm(ish). It is only a three minute walk to the Mail Boat from the Havelock Holiday Park. A short stroll back to your cabin or van after your trip, freshen up and then walk to one of our nearby restaurants for a magnificent meal to complete your first Havelock Experience. The Mail Boat offers 10% discount for Kiwi Park Members so join up when you book your stay with us and take advantage of this great offer.

Great News – Jim on the Pelorus Mail Boat has just offered Kiwi Park members a whopping 25% discount over winter.

The discount from staying two nights in a Kiwi Park and two people on the Mail Boat will pay for your membership for two years – from then on it’s all profit. Factor in the 10% discount off Blue Bridge Interisland Ferry as well and there really isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t join.

Captains Daughter

10th August:

Pizzaz Jazz: @ Captain’s Daughter 7pm.

Blenheim based combo of Heather Jameson and Alistair McLeod.
They play a broad spectrum of jazz for all occasions.
copper mine junction

11th August:

Winter Hoedown: @ Canvastown Hall 7pm – 10:30pm. Copper Mine Junction Bluegrass Band.

Entry $15/$20, BYO food and drink.

Tickets available from Canvastown School or (03) 574 1100

The Slip Inn

19th August:

Sarapokasi Live: @ The Slip Inn 1:00 – 3:00pm


The Sarakopasi string band are playing live at the Slip Inn to raise funds for their village back in Vanuatu. Book a table and sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy your afternoon. More details here

theatre fest

25th-26th August:

Upper South Island Regional TheatreFest: @ Havelock Town Hall

Winning One-Act plays go head to head, competing for their chance to represent our area in the National Finals.
Captains Daughter

29th August:

Wine Club: @ Captain’s Daughter 6:30pm. $60 for 5 courses matched with 5 wines from Oyster Bay Wines. Bookings essential. This is a very popular night for those in the know.

Hot Tip Are you a Kiwi Park member? Yes? Then here’s a suggestion:

  • Stay at Havelock Holiday Park on Tuesday and Wednesday nights – Save 15% on Powered Sites or Cabins
  • Go out on the Pelorus Mail Boat on Wednesday – Save 25%
  • Join the locals at the Captains Daughter for a great night at a really cheap price – five courses, five wines and only $60pp.  There are still some spaces available so get in contact with us asap and ask us to book you in.

If you aren’t a Kiwi Park member then we’d encourage you to join here or when you arrive at Havelock Holiday Park.