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The Sea Chest is now taking bookings for the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds, French Pass and Havelock areas.  There are vast numbers of businesses in this area catering for tourism, offering quality accommodation, scenic tours and adventures. With over 100 years of combined experience living in the Sounds area the staff at the Sea Chest can help you find the holiday or activity of your dreams. Call into our shop at Sounds Reflection on Rapaura Road to view brochures and posters and make a booking now.  Email or phone us to talk your adventure through.  We can book and arrange your travel, meals and accommodation as well.  Some of the things you can do in the Pelorus, Kenepuru French Pass and Havelock area: 


• Scenic Cruises • Golf Course • Horse treks • Fishing • Green shell Mussel Cruises • Dine at a fine restaurant 


Let us make that dream happen!





The Sea Chest staff are delighted to be able to help you plan your special outfit, whether it is Mother of the Bride or a special guest.  We specialise in matching your accessories - bring your material or outfit in and we can order in hats, bags, fascinators, parasols and necklaces to match if we do not have them in stock to suit. Already in store is a wide range of jewellery including pearls to suit the bride with trendy beads for the attendants and guests.  The Sea Chest stock lovely wedding charms such as rolling pins, parasols and of course horseshoes.  Also garters, cake knives and ring cushions are available or can be ordered in to suit.


Fashion Accessories



Some of the accessories we stock at the Sea Chest are as follows:


• Handbags • Wallets • Hats • Fascinators • Berets • Scarves handcrafted felted merino and silk made locally plus a huge range of fashion scarves. • Gloves, both leather and woollen  (merino/possum blend) • Socks (merino/possum blend) • Necklace and earring sets • Necklaces • Earrings • Bracelets • Headbands • Brooches • Scarf rings


We offer a comprehensive service; do you need a certain colour, shape or size? We can order in to match from our network of suppliers.

Children, Babies wear and Toys



You can find an extensive range of children’s toys at the Sea Chest, everything from soft cuddly teddy bears and rabbits in all colours to abstract puzzles and games for the older child.   We are also really pleased to have on sale Joy Cowleys children’s books, also teenagers books by Marion Day, both local Sounds Artists. Isolation Merino babies wear is a feature of our store, from beautiful heirloom shawls to cute little socks there is something for every baby. Super fine Merino wool garments are the best product that be used next to a babies skin. Also there is a lovely range of possum/merino hats, gloves, scarves and socks by Cosy Kiwi to keep the older children warm and snug for winter.  The hats and scarves are very trendy and will keep that fashion conscious little girl happy!  While the boys beanies will wear well for outdoor play.


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Hours: We are open 7 days a week from 10am to 4.30pm

Sounds Reflection Ltd
4 Boyces Road,  RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim
Phone: 03 572 9149