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Waikawa is a small settlement to the north east of Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand. Waikawa Bay opens onto Queen Charlotte Sound.The population was 1158 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 168 from 2001.Waikawa has no shops for basic provisions, some basic items can be purchased at holiday parks, some accommodations apartments and many luxury holiday homes along the shore line. Waikawa is an important New Zealand tourist destination because with its large marina it acts as gate way to the Marlborough Sounds and famous treks (hikes) such as the Queen Charlotte Track.Waikawa is host to Waikawa Marina which is one of the largest marinas in New Zealand. Waikawa Marina hosts 600 yacht berths and 70 individual lock-up boatsheds. The marina offers a typical range of modern on-site marine services and facilities. These facilities include a café/bar and accommodation.EducationWaikawa Bay School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 5 and a roll of 133.A native school existed at Waikawa Pa by 1877.
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