During our 18 day New Zealand trip in March of 2010, we want to spend 3 days on the North part of the South Island. We will be flying out of Wellington and are debating between Blenheim and Nelson. Is it possible to base in one and daytrip to the other? We like the idea of visiting Marlborough wineries, but the funky nature of Nelson appeals as well.
Must say New Zealand has such a plethora of choices, this is the hardest trip we have planned on our own!! Right now we are Auckland, Rotorua, Fox Glacier and Milford Sound. We are missing a lot, so want to make the most of what we see.