Seddon is the only town of substance on the Kaikoura and Blenheim state highway one road. Seddon is in a very dry part of the South Island, and is on the eastern edge of the Marlborough Vineyard success story.

Salt and lime are major local industries, and the Awatere Valley is a developing wine region.

The town was named for former Prime Minister of New Zealand Richard Seddon and is a relatively young town and here is the Wellington (the capitol) monument.

Seddon has three churches.

The Seddon War Memorial has great profile overlooking the town and is worth a look.

The Scarborough Hotel is one block removed from the main highway.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone   Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course