As we progressed down from Aukland, the scenery became more and more beautiful. When we landed on the South Island, the weather and foliage was much different. It was more humid and the trees were more forest-y. (I regretted my decision not to bring a rain jacket.)
The Short Story.
9:00 AM Poached Eggs and Coffee at Gusto Cafe
10:00 AM Picton Overlook
12:00 PM Kush Cafe in Nelson
1:00 PM Melrose Cafe in Nelson
5:00 PM Subway in Greymouth
8:00 PM Sunset over the Indian Ocean
The Long Story.
The poached eggs at Gusto could not have been more perfect.
Leaving Picton, there is an overlook that lets you see the ferries coming in.
Nelson is a town in the north part of New Zealand's south island. It has cute cafes and restaurants and is a perfect place for coffee and brunch. Nelson and Marlborough (a surrounding region) are part of New Zealand's wine country. So if you're interested in wine tasting, this is the place to go.
As you drive down the island, make sure to stop on overlooks.
Let me confess. I ate Subway in the town of Greymouth. I know what you're going to say... Everything else was closed! Don't judge me.
Catch the sunset over the West Coast. It's beautiful.
Make time to watch the sunset.
Consider integrating high tea & scones in your every day life.
Bring a rain jacket.
If you can't find a Wi-Fi spot in a town, drive around until you find a free one.
Utilize Wi-Fi calling to schedule excursions.