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  • Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Marlborough New Zealand

    …the HMS Pelorus in 1838, who named both the river and the sound after his vessel. Originally the route to Nelson found its way through the reserve site via the Maungatapu Saddle. Later, the path that the road follows today was discovered, and a bridge was built across the Pelorus River around 1860.…

  • Blenheim History New Zealand

    …and a bridge was built across the Pelorus River around 1860. The Pelorus Bridge location was set aside for a future township, but in the early 1900s this was changed to preserve the area's natural beauty. The present bridge was built in the 1950s. The Pelorus Bridge is located about halfway between…

  • Marlborough History, Historical Places in Marlborough New Zealand

    …built across the Pelorus River around 1860. The Pelorus Bridge location was set aside for a future township, but in the early 1900s this was changed to preserve the area's natural beauty. The present bridge was built in the 1950s. The story of Tuhirangi, otherwise known as Pelorus Jack Tuhirangi was…

  • Blenheim Scenic Highlights New Zealand

    …welcoming hand, the Marlborough Sounds area is made up of three main bodies of water—the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. This collection of drowned river valleys is a natural wonder unparalleled in New Zealand. Bordered by forested hills rising almost vertically from the water's…

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