3 Day North/South Island Itinerary

Wellington - Picton - Nelson

 Day 1

Wellington - Picton


Begin in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, nestled between the harbour and the hills Wellington City is cultured and full of character. A Wellington must see is their Dance, Theatre or Musical performances.

Some Wellington Highlights

  • Te Papa Museum
  • Wellington Cable Car
  • Karori Sanctury Trust
  • Wellington Zoo
  • City Gallery Wellington


Places to stay:

Travel the 3 hour passage across the picturesque Cook Strait through the Marlborough Sounds to the seaside town of Picton. 


Day 2

Picton - Nelson

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that is Picton, take in the wonderful scenery of the harbour and the surrounding native bush areas.

Some Picton Highlights

  • Charted Boat Cruises 
  • Native walks
  • Dolphin Encounters
  • Sea Kayaking

Places to stay:


Travel on to 1.5 hours to Nelson, the home to most hours of sunshine in New Zealand, discover beautiful beaches, wide open spaces, lakes and spectacular national parks.

Day 3


Enjoy the creative culture that nelson has to offer, vineyards gourmet cafes, artists and galleries. Nelson also has an array of boutique shops that can only be described as a uniquely Nelson way of life.

Some Queenstown Highlights

  • Scenic Flights
  • Paragliding, Skydiving, Hangliding
  • White water & Jet Boating activities
  • Wearable Arts & Classic Cars Museum

Places to Stay:


Experience the great food at the many cafes & restaurants or just take it easy in this wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Travel back to Wellington or continue your journey south via the West or East Coast.