Seddon is a town in Marlborough (New Zealand) near the mouth of the Awatere River. Until the grape boom, Seddon's farmers struggled farming sheep on dry hills. Now you will struggle to find a sheep in amongst the vineyards. Named after Richard John Seddon, Premier of New Zealand 1893-1906.

Get in

By car

Travelling north, Blenheim is 15 minutes from Seddon on State Highway 1 (SH1). Picton is a further 20min. South of Seddon is Ward (15min), Kaikoura (1.25h) and Christchurch (4h).

By bus

All Christchurch - Picton buses and shuttles Atomic, Kahurangi stop in Seddon.

By train

The Coastal Pacific, +64 4 495-0775 (email, fax +64 4 472 8903, Freephone 0800 TRAINS (0800 872 467) (NZ only)) runs between Christchurch and Picton daily from October to April. It will stop in Seddon on request.

Get around






Go next

Routes through Seddon

Picton Blenheim  N  S  Ward Kaikoura

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