About Penzance


A popular bay located in Tennyson Inlet (an arm of the Pelorus Sound) within the stunning Marlborough Sounds. 

Located approximately 77 kms from Nelson City (1 1/2 hrs driving time), 50 kms from Blenheim and only 30 kms from Rai Valley (45 mins driving time.)

Penzance is a very sheltered bay surrounded by gigantic ferns and native bush and perfect for watersking/wakeboarding and kayaking, on your doorstep is access to some of the regions best fishing spots, gorgeous stoney beaches and clear waters that you will often find the dolphins and seals visiting, and sometimes the Orcas. 

There are also many stunning and picturesque bush walks, including our very own meandering private bush walk on our property, and relaxing seat. For the energetic there are 3 stunning walks nearby, the Opouri Bridle Track, the Nydia Walking Track and the Archers Track that passes thru native and pine forest taking in breathtaking views of the Marlborough Sounds and ending up at Elaine Bay - three hours walking, (or can be mountain biked).

The large public jetty (5 mins walking) has excellent facilities with a concrete boat ramp to launch your boat no matter whether its low or high tide, then bring around to our very own private mooring and jetty.   There is a boat fueling station at Elaine Bay (about 15 mins in a boat and takes mobil/credit cards)

The kids will love the swimming platform close to the main beach and jetty, along with a large reserve for that backyard summer game of cricket.  

Check out other photos of our holiday home and Penzance in our photo gallery here.


Opouri Bridle Track



Nydia Track


Archers Track