And then the time had come to take the ferry to head over to the South Island. We left our hostel in Plimmerton and had an easy drive to the ferry. We were a bit early, but that was ok since we would both rather wait a bit than have to rush our way over. It was already quite warm. To help with the heat, they were handing our free ice cream. Score!

Once on the ferry, the Aratere, it was a smooth sailing throughout. Although it was windy, it was also sunny the whole time and the waters were calm. It’s such a stunning part to cruise through, it’s basically a tour on its own! And have you ever seen bluer skies and bluer waters? I’m totally reminiscing as I sit here writing my blog. How could I not, as we sailed into my favourite area of the entire country: the Marlborough Sounds! ❤

Published by Alive and Trekking

Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. New Zealand, Nordic countries and the Arctic.

6 thoughts on “Aratere

    1. What a bummer! Hope you get to go again, it’s such a beautiful trip! The first time I did that crossing, my travel buddy and I took a night ferry, because it was the cheapest. I had no idea what I was missing, so next times, I wanted a day crossing for sure!

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