Day 8: Wellington to Nelson

This morning we take the ferry from Wellington to the South Island, crossing the Cook Strait. The 3-hour boat trip through the Marlborough Sounds brings us to the small port town of Picton. We travel to the Pelorus Bridge, an enchanting scenic reserve that is a great starting point for easy walks through forest glades. After a walk in this area, we continue to Nelson, New Zealand’s sunniest city. This evening we experience true New Zealand hospitality as we have dinner in a local family’s home.

Meals: B, D