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is a peninsula in Marlborough
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, in the South Island
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of New Zealand
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. It lies between Queen Charlotte Sound
Queen Charlotte Sound is the easternmost of the main sounds of the Marlborough Sounds, in New Zealand's South Island. It is, like the other sounds, a drowned river valley , and like the majority of its neighbours it runs southwest to northeast before joining Cook Strait.The town of Picton, the...
and Cook Strait
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Cape Jackson's history involves gold mining, sheep farming, and more recently carbon farming (growing trees for carbon sequestration purposes).
Cape Jackson is privately owned. The land is reserved as a private wilderness park known as Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park
(which is available to the public via arrangement with the owners).
Major efforts are underway to regenerate the native bush which once covered the 1500 acres (6 km²) of the peninsula.