Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Watery Wednesday: Picton Ferry terminal
New Zealand comprises of two very big island, one smaller island and lots of tiny island. The Cook Straits divides the North and the South Island. You can drive from Auckland in the North. Catch a ferry at Wellington, land at Picton, and then journey south.
Interislander’s Cook Strait Ferries travel between Wellington and Picton New Zealand. The 92km voyage takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world"
My sister Margaret will be travel soon from Christchurch.
I hope the weather is good, and the sea is not choppy. Most of all, I hope there will be no cancellation as she is on a very tight schedule.
If you are renting a car, you can arrange with the car rental company to leave you car at Wellington Terminal, and pick up another car at Picton. This saves you from spending a hefty sum to ferry your car, and also you don't need to queue up to drive your car into the ferry, and out of the ferry when you reach the other terminal. This was what we did.