Just had fantastically perfect day driving from our accommodation in Nelson to Marahau, taking a water taxi to Anchorage and hiking back. 12.4 km if you don't take any side trips. Cancelled one day previous due to heavy rain. Yesterday, perfect. Would like to do day hike on Queen Charlotte track but not wanting hours of driving. What's the closest access from Nelson? Any other suggestions closer to Nelson? Hoping for good weather again tomorrow and not spending 4 hours in the car as we head to the West Coast on Friday.