On our way to the Marlborough Sounds we stopped by at the Nelson Lakes National Park to have a picnic at the lakes. A relaxed lunch is different – we got eaten alive by sandflies. So we continued quite fast and on our way to the Marlborough Sounds we stopped by at Nelson to get some information.
At the Elaine Bay we camped at a beautiful beach and did a little track along the coastline. The scenery with all its waterways and little islands is just amazing. After the coastal walk we drove up to the French Pass with winding, narrow streets and another stunning view.
Since it took ages to get in and out of the Marlborough Sounds – crazy serpentines – we left quite early to head towards the Tasman National Park.