On the weekend, Nick and I were invited to join some friends on a road trip adventure to Picton, which is a town in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Picton is also the town where you can hop on a ferry to Wellington, and travel through the Cook Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. It is such a quaint little town, and the view of all the surrounding little islands along the way is breathtaking!!!
We were so lucky enough to be able to stop along the way, to forage for wild banana passion fruit, which are absolutely delicious! One stretch of the road was laden with vines, with the most beautiful bright pink flowers. Definitely a treat!
The scenic drive along Queen Charlotte drive was wonderful! We stopped at viewpoints along the way to experience the breathtaking views of the sounds. So stunning! And the colors of the waters below were too beautiful! I felt like I was on a tropical island.
Once we arrived at Picton, we were lucky enough to see two of the ferries come in. I didn’t expect them to be so huge! Nick and I are super keen to take one to Wellington, and see the beautiful scenery of the sounds as we pass through the Cook Strait. How exciting as it is considered one of the most dangerous and unpredictable waters in the world, not so much if your prone to sea sickness I suppose (which I am).
On our way home, our trusty tour guide, Bruce, took us to Whites Bay Beach, which was too beautiful! Definitely would like to return there to explore a little more. They have awesome camp site there, which may be an option in the future.
A big thank you to Bruce for the trip, and to Lee-Anne and Sophie for the invite 🙂