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TripAdvisor Reviews Castles Motel Nelson
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It was an early morning start today when we rose at 5.30 to be on our way to the ferry for 6.30,
although it didn't leave till 8.30. The last check in was meant to be 7.30 and Hughie was taking no chances!
The trip from Wellington in North Island to Picton in South Island took three and a half hours and was smooth and uneventful. The …
... We stopped at a few of the hidden beaches and lookout points before heading back on ourselves along the route we originally walked. We'd have much preferred to do a loop, or carry on walking and then get a boat transfer back to the car but the options were either nonexistent or expensive respectively. After our walk we continued our road trip across to Nelson. Quite hungry by this time we grabbed some lunch from a supermarket and found a ...
... meant we were last on the list. However, on this occasion we out our names down quite early on as it seemed like a few people wanted private rooms, so we thought we were all ok, especially as we never had any issue in the north island. So at check in, we were quite shocked by us not getting it. It was the first time it had happened to us. The woman was quite rude and this did not bode well with us. In the end we had to pay abit extra for a premium double room with an ensuite but we ...
... a mountain! There before us at the white spear-like sculpture that marked the central point was a 360 degree view of the sea, Nelson and the Maitai Valley. This was the perfect way to say goodbye to this scenically attractive area where we’d had a lovely time...even though NZ lost to Oz in the cricket final!
Today would be our last full day in the South Island as we would be making our way across ...
... The people that I met along the trail were great. I even enjoyed walking with a 40 lb bag. Fortunately I divided up the trip so I would only walk 4 hours a day.
This was the first time I have ever went multi-day hiking on my own. I think I did a good job preparing and learned a lot for my next hike.