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Havelock is a small town between Picton and Nelson that is a good base for exploring the Marlborough Sounds and many people stay here to hike the Nydia Track.

Apart from hiking, Havelock is famous for two things – its mussels and Ernest Rutherford. The Noble prize winning scientist grew up in Havelock and went to school in the building that is now the YHA hostel. He is best known for splitting the atom and his other achievements include the discovery of radon and work that has led to the invention of the smoke detector and Geiger counter.

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