Snout Track Walkabout
Our first introduction to the South Island was from the viewing deck of the Interislander Ferry.
After spending three weeks driving around the North Island, we were anxious to get to Marlborough and put down (somewhat shallow) roots. Our first sight of land came halfway through the journey. We had made the crossing in record time!
Little did we know it would be another hour of boating through the Marlborough Sounds, specifically the Queen Charlotte Sound, until we docked in Picton; giving us a lovey, leisurely introduction to some of South Island’s most beautiful scenery.
It was another sunny, pre-winter, day in May (much like the day that took us to Wither Hills Farm Park) when we finally got the chance to get up close and personal with the stunning scenery that had welcomed us only a couple months before.
We were fresh from the haze of night-shifting through harvest, and gobbled up the lukewarm late fall sunshine while going for a walkabout on the Snout Track.
The Snout Track is not particularly long, or difficult, but you are still reward with a perch at the end of the “snout” to look over, and take in, the full scale of the sound. Coupled with a post-hike pizza from The Irish Bar and Pizza, it was perfect way to spend a precious free day.