As you glide through the majestic Marlborough Sounds towards Picton on the ferry from Wellington you start to get a sense of the majestic splendour that is the South Island.
The first town that you enter is Picton where the ferry berths. This quaint little town is full of accommodation, cafes and restaurants. Stay a while and explore the vast array of water activities.
Moving on through the area the towns of Blenheim, Havelock and Renwick are waiting to be discovered. From vineyards to sampling some of the best seafoods New Zealand has to offer this region has it all.
Accommodation choices are vast and take in cottages tucked into the hills of the Sounds offering complete peace and privacy.
Put your feet up take in the scenery and enjoy a drink with your seafood before starting your South Island tour.