Road tripping around the South Island – Part 2

Beautiful sunset arriving into the Marlborough Soundsย and Picton on the ferry from Wellington.

After spending 3 weeks on the North Island, I caught the Interislander Ferry from Wellington over to the South Island and landed in Picton for 3 days. The ferry was a beautiful way to see the Marlborough Sounds on the northern most point of the South Island and took about 3 hours.

My ride for one month.

I ended up spending over a month on the South Island and decided to hire a car on my own for a month and do a road trip from Picton and down the West Coast, then back up to Christchurch. Driving gave me so much more freedom as there are some places which can be difficult to get to by public transport. I would highly recommend a camper van or car if exploring the South Island. I also ended up purchasing a cheap tent and managed to do some camping in some of the National Parks and towns, which worked out a bit cheaper and was lots of fun! However it did get cold at night, but it was amazing to be able to make use to the great campsites dotted around the South Island.

Here are just a few of my South Island highlights…

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