Just a quick report- hope this is the right format!D.H and I flew to Nelson to watch our daughter play in a netball tournament, but here's only so much netball you can watch!Hope the details of our visit might help someone .
1.Flew Air New Zealand- enjoy the gorgeous flight in over Tasman Bay- so picturesque!Nelson Airport small but perfectly formed, very attractive.
2 We picked up a rental car from http://www.nzrentacar.co.nz/
4 days for $116- good price, we thought,Friendly service, car a little in need of a clean, but it was o.k
3. We stayed at Boutique Motel- I've posted a review- it was great.
4.Things we did- drove out to Grape Escape(just out of Richmond in a beautifful area of orchards and wineries)This is a cafe set in an old villa, with a giftshop next door.I imagine that in the summer
the gardens would be lovely to sit in . As it was we sat in a warm enclosed verandah, and I had absolutely yummy pea and ham soup , with D.H eating a substantial ploughman's lunch , and of course a couple of local brews.Edited: 2:13 am, July 21, 2011