New Zealand – the start of south island

December 6, 2009 at 1:06 am | Posted in New Zealand | Leave a comment

We flew into Wellington to visit some of my relatives and then started out on our road trip. The first stage involved a ferry journey across the cook strait. We had been told that this was an easy 3 hour trip. This was a complete lie as the ferry was all over the shop, and yet again, we both struggled.

We did get to enjoy some of the scenery as the last hour involves a journey through the Marlborough sounds.

Once we arrived we stayed in a little town called picton. Our first night  was a real shock; the hostel was amazing and after staying in sydney for 2 weeks, was a welcome surprise.

The coffin door was a nice touch

The Queen charlotte walk is a spectacular 50 mile walk through the sounds, with amazing views of the fjords. After walking the first 100 metres, we decided that one 2 mile+ hike is enough for this trip.

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