Getting on the road in my new camper van.
Well, turns out i was worried about nothing!!
I went down to the Backpackers Car Market, where i was greeted by the staff, who couldn't have been more helpful!
Once i'd found my dream backpacker van i booked it in for a mechanical inspection. It needed a couple of things doing to it, but was ready by the end of the next day. It took 10 minutes to get my backpacker car insurance and change of ownership done!
The Backpackers Car Market seemed to be a popular place. There were quite a few people there, buying, and selling there cars and vans. I'd defiantly recommend it to anyone wanting to buy a backpacker car or camper van.
They told me me there's another Backpackers Car Market in Christchurch. So that might work well when i come to sell.
After i'd Sorted all that. I spent another week in Auckland. I know I said i wanted to get out of the City, but I met some really cool guys at the hostel. And the area I'm staying in is really fun! Figure i wont get to see another City like Auckland in a while, so might as well make the most of it! Been up the sky tower, it's an amazing view!! And a awesome all you can eat buffet. I highly recommend it, if like me can eat your own body weight to get your moneys worth!! lol..
I traveled from Auckland down to Wellington a journey of about 650 kilometers. What a monster of a journey! but you hardly notice the time and distance passing through all that beautiful scenery.
One i arrived in Wellington i stopped over night, ready for an early start to get the ferry to Picton on the South Island. What a crossing it was. It took about 3 hours, the crossing of the Cook Strait is very short but you then enter the Marlborough sound. So beautiful!!
Calm waters with high hills and mountains rising steeply from them. A truly wonderful sight.
From Picton i traveled to Nelson for 3 nights.
My first day in Nelson was spent exploring the local area and getting a few bits and pieces, food etc.
Once id got the shopping out the way shopping i headed up a hill at the southern end of the city to see some amazing panoramic views of Nelson and the surrounding coastal areas. A trip to the marina for a walk around and now i'm looking forward to cooking up a roast before bedding down.
That's it for now folks!