The most cost effective (yet still kinda pricey) way to get from the North Island to the South Island of New Zealand is the ferry from Wellington to Picton. Since the only way to really get around the country is by car or tour bus, we brought our rental car along on the journey. The trip is about 50 nautical miles that take about 3 hours to travel. The views were stunning and moody.
pro tip: grab a flagon to enjoy once you’re on the ferry from one of Wellington’s many breweries (a flagon is the NZ equivalent of a growler)
Wow gorgeous photos.
thanks so much, Chantel!
Beautiful pictures – makes me want to step on that ferry! Thanks for sharing…
why thank you!!!
“One, two, and three jolly coachmen sat at an English tavern
Three jolly coachmen sat at an English tavern,
And they decided, and they decided, and they decided to have another flagon”
–The Kingston Trio
ohhh!!!!! I’ve never heard that song. I love it!
I remember taking the same ferry to visit to Picton a couple of months ago. I’d love to go back and explore the place some more. 🙂 Great photos, by the way!
oh really? It’s such a beautiful ride, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!
Nice photos of our back yard!
is that where you live? awesome!!
I used to and now I live in Wellington. I visit often for family.