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Wellington to Nelson

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Wellington to Nelson

Is this a doable drive in one day via a stop at Taupo and see a Maori experience evening

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1. Re: Wellington to Nelson

With respect, I think you need to take another look at a map of NZ.

Wellington - bottom of North Island. Nelson - top of South Island with Cook Strait in between. Rotorua is much further up the North Island. Not really going to happen.

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2. Re: Wellington to Nelson

Um you can't drive Wellington to Nelson ..... it's either a plane ride or ferry trip (which you can take your car onboard).

To experience a Maori culture evening I'm assuming you are referring to Rotorua?

I would have to say yes it is possible to drive Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington in one day; a very long day of driving, almost 6hours. The ferry Wellington to Nelson is very scenic so would not recommend tourists to take night time ferry unless they have absolutely no interest in the beauty of the Cook Strait crossing.

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3. Re: Wellington to Nelson

The ferry is 3.5 hours, plus 45 minutes or so to check in (longer if you have a car). Then it's just under a 2 hour drive from Picton (the port) to Nelson - longer if you take the scenic route. You can do Wellington to Nelson in a day, but it would be very foolhardy to attempt the trip from Taupo (+5 hours) or Rotorua (+6.5 hours) unless you are flying.

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4. Re: Wellington to Nelson

I hope you don't mean Auckland to Nelson? Like the others I am confused. I don't know of any Maori experience in Wellington, Taupo or Nelson!

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5. Re: Wellington to Nelson

No you cant drive Wellington to Nelson. Although someone did try last year on a car that they converted to also become a boat. You have to use the ferry or fly

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6. Re: Wellington to Nelson

Hi Kitten :)

do you mean to drive Wellington to Taupo?

yes, the drive is about 5 hours so you will arrive in time for evening entertainment.

Happy travels :)

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