We will be coming from Picton @ 6pm and I have dinner reservations in Havelock @ 7:30pm with the intention of driving to Nelson after dinner. THEN I read about how driving from Picton to Nelson is not recommended in the dark.
My question is - how is the drive from Havelock to Nelson? Is it do-able in the dark? It looks as if the sunset is at 8:19pm and I imagine we will be finishing up dinner at this time... Seeing as how we are already part of the way from Picton to Nelson, is it quite as dangerous to drive from Havelock to Nelson @ night vs. Picton to Nelson (since we would have already done some windy driving from Picton to Havelock) - we are doing the scenic route.
Also, about how long is the drive from Havelock to Nelson?
Ideally we'd like to stay our 2 nights in Nelson- but understand the danger..
Your thoughts are appreciated. Thank you!