Getting from the North to the South Island or back always is an experience – at least if you take the ferry. One third of the three hour journey gets you through a beautiful part of landscape – the Marlborough Sounds.
After I had made the mistake of taking a late ferry in pure darkness, I quickly rescheduled the return ticket so I could enjoy the view in daylight. My second trip to the South Island was planned appropriately so I even had the right timing for a nice sunset.
New Zealand, you are beautiful.