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from Picton to Christchurch

Hi

We will have a rental car in North Island, want to pick it up in Auckland, drive around for about 11 days, heading to Wellington at the end, leaving time for a visit to that city... then??? leave the car off at Wellington, take ferry to Picton and then a bus to Christchurch? OR Fly from Wellington to Christchurch ? Can we fly from Picton or closeby to Christchurch?

Our delima is: we may not get a chance to see the Northern part of the south island!! Is this a MUST see? Should we be sure to get to Picton and area and Able Taaman NP? we will be traveling both North and South Islands for a month? help

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1. Re: from Picton to Christchurch

Assuming you have more than 2 weeks remaining to see the SI why not continue your car rental? It is normal to swap cars at the ferry but continue on with the same company and same contract. the process is quite smooth as they do it every day. Then you can see Marlborough & Nelson if you wish before continuing down the West Coast to the Glaciers or the east coast to Chch. Finish your itinerary in Chch.

Of course it is possible to fly from WLG, or Blenheim, or Nelson to CHC, or take the train Picton to Chch, but where are you going next?

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2. Re: from Picton to Christchurch

good point, forgot to mention we are being picked up by our kids in Christchurch, they have a car!! we will tour the SI with them for two weeks in their car!

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3. Re: from Picton to Christchurch

If you don't need the rental in the SI, you could concider the Coastal Pacific from Picton to Christchurch. If you are doing this in summer the ferry ride will probably be smoothe. It's a great trip. The train ride would be very relaxing and you could just kick back and soak it in.

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