We got up ready to leave the hostel at 7.15am. Gina and I were seriously hungover and I had less than 2 hours sleep and Gina only had 20 minutes sleep last night. We were taken to Wellington ferry terminal and had to check our bags in as we are going on the ferry as foot passengers. The driver Cam leaves the Kiwi Experience bus here and picks up another one in Picton. The ferry was leaving at 8.25am. We are leaving the North Island today and heading to the South Island across the Cook Strait. The ferry journey takes around 3 hours. I got some breakfast and then Gina and I slept the whole ferry journey. We arrived at Picton ferry terminal around 11.30am and collected our bags. Picton is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. With secluded, picturesque coves and beaches, beautiful native bush and pleasant weather, the Marlborough Sounds are a New Zealand tourism jewel. Maori have lived here for generations and the area is the subject of much folklore and legend. We travelled straight to Nelson, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. We arrived here at 2pm and we are staying at Fern Lodge for 1 night. Most people headed up to the 'Centre of New Zealand' walkway after checking in but Gina and I chilled out and went to sleep again. We woke up for dinner which was a roast and banoffee pie for dessert. Yummy. Early night for Gina and I so that we can catch up on some sleep.