We (me & my wife) did the trip on a sunny Sunday, November 25th 2012. it's a big adventure for us, who live in Czech Republic, everytime we travel by sea.
The ferry was so HUGE & comfortable! Though I didn't spent too much time inside since the wheather was exceptionally fine. We saw beautifull Wellington panorama very soon after we left Queen Wharf. But it was nothing compared to what we saw when we approached and entered Queen Charlotte Sound on the Southern Island. I strongly recommend the trip to everybody. Only poor wheather might limit the experience. Hope you'll be lucky as we were. ;-)
Additionally, we took a 20 minutes hydroplane flight from Picton harbour just to see more of the area. All I can say now is: this is the place where we would like to live!
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