If you are planning to travel through New Zealand from North to South, one of the highlights of your trip will be to cross from the North Island to the South Island through the Queen Charlotte Sound, a beautiful sound with stunning mountains and surprisingly calm water compared to the rest of the Cook Strait.
But how do you take the ferry across the Cook Strait from the North to the South Island? First and foremost, you will have to get yourself to Wellington and from there you can take the ferry across to Picton via Queen Charlotte Sound.
There are a few things you need to know before you make the trip from Wellington to Picton and you will find all your questions answered here. From which ferry to pick to how long does it take to where to stay and things to do in Wellington and Picton, you will find all the information you need in this travel guide.