Cook Strait separates the North and South Island of New Zealand – it can be a wild piece of water at times, but you can rely on the boats not going if it is too bad. If the weather is good, it one of the great ferry rides in the world.
The best way to traverse this is on one of the two ferries that ply between the Capital of NZ – Wellington, and the small village of Picton.
Highlights of the Top of the South Island
Marlborough Sounds – you can walk, mountain bike or boat this area. The ferries traverse one of the busier routes, but try a nature tour of the Queen Charlotte Sound. More
Walk the Queen Charlotte Walkway – or rather glamp it – your bags are carried, beds to sleep on… More
Vineyards – if you enjoy wine, then make some time to stop and explore the vineyards that produce some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world – try my favourite Lealands Estate More
Best way to explore – by bike! In between the mountains there are extensive flat river valleys and Vineyards More
Nelson and Golden Bay – drive through the vineyards or over the hill into one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand.
Famous for as a food growing area, great cycling, and some of the famous Great Walks of New Zealand including the legendary Abel Tasman walkway. More