Seddon Township


The small township of Seddon is located on State Highway 1, in the South island of New Zealand, within the Marlborough District, approximately 24 km south of the town of Blenheim.

The 2003 New Zealand census lists 504 people usually resident in Seddon (1).

Seddon came into being in 1899 when the then government broke the 14,000 hectare Starborough Estate into smaller lots. The township was then named after New Zealand’s premier Richard John Seddon.

Seddon enjoys a warm and temperate climate, with an average temperature of 12.5 C. The average annual rainfall is 649 mm. 



2 Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Awatere valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 March 2019)