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Inter-islander ferry – voted one of the best ferry rides in the world.

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The previous few days, whilst sunny,  were really REALLY windy. This set the more nervous passengers amongst us into dizzy dilemmas about what form of travel sick pill to trust. Luckily, we woke up on the morning of the sailing to clear blue skies, no wind and perfect flat calm water. The Cook Straits have a fearsome reputation, so flat calm was a really good result.

 

 

our ship

The first half of the crossing is pretty, but nothing prepares you for entering Queen Charlotte Sound for the first time. As the ship navigates the narrow fiords you start to get a sense of the wild, raw and untamed nature that makes the place so special.

The ship spends about an hour going through the channels before docking in the small slightly wind and sunburnt town of Picton, our stepping stone to the South Island.

entering Queen Charlotte Sound - South Island

navigating the sound - scenery simply stunning

 

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