09a. Nelson Marlborough – Part 1
09b. Nelson Marlborough – Part 2
Picton to Endevour Express
Captain Cook & Ship Cove
It’s not every day that you get to a massive monument with your name all over it, we were both quite duly excited (Nicky will be a Cook soon too). We’re not related though, well not that I know about!
Queen Charlotte Track
The track crosses a mix of DOC and private land and there’s a $12.00pp fee to be paid towards it’s upkeep, which seems fair as a lot of work has gone into this track. It’s wide and easy graded, nice change to be able to walk side-by-side all day.
Able Mable The Trusty Tractor – Endeavor Inlet
Probably the best campsite in New Zealand
If you’re thinking of doing the Queen Charlotte Track, you *must* spend your first night with Tony Madsen. He is such a character! And has the loveliest little dog called Bob :) There were even hand carved walking poles for sale out on the path with an honesty box. You can’t help but love this place!
Toilet so clean you could eat your dinner off it, hammock, two beaches, solar showers, BBQ, picnic table, really friendly host and more mussels than you could shake a stick at. This was by a long way not only the best campsite we’ve been to in New Zealand but the best either of us have EVER been to! Mainly because the chap running it was sooooo nice, he showed us the best place to collect mussels, taught us how to cook them up, he cleaned the toilet each day with fanatical precision, composted your food waste, burnt your rubbish, this place was like heaven.