The Beautiful South Island
lovely southern city of Wellington
when driving New Zealand, the way to the South Island is via its lovely
southern city of Wellington. From here you will drive onto a ferry, sail
across the Cook Strait, navigate the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, and
disembark at the charming little seaside town of Picton.
Once settled, in the real beauty spot of Picton, a
recommended walked is to Bob's Bay - no idea who Bob is. On this walk you
will find yourself lost in a forest of antipodean flora and surrounded by
views of the stupendous Marlborough Sounds.
beauty spot of Picton
If you enjoy the walk in Picton then a short speedboat
ride will have you at the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Track. This is a
serious multi-day hike, if you completed all of it, but it is possible to
spend only a day on this magnificent hike. Queen Charlotte Track is what
many people come to New Zealand for; it is an absolutely gorgeous place with
amazing forests, exotic bird song, and spectacular views. You can hike just
10 miles from the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Track at Ship Cove. Ship
Cove is where Captain James Cook made several landings on his voyage of
discovery of New Zealand and Australia. You will end your day hike at the
Furneaux Lodge, where you can enjoy a cold beer.
The veiw from
the Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Video
Come join me explore more of the stupendous South Island
of New Zealand.