After the Kiakoura Coast Track, we drive 4.5 north through Marlborough wine region,
Marahau, just outside Abel Tasman National Park, where we will be kayaking.
We then take a ferry from the South to the North Island from Picton to Wellington through Cook Strait.
We will be spending a day exploring Wellington, including the Te Papa Museum. Then drive 3 hours north to the west coast of the north island to canoe the Whanganui River.
Then drive 2 hours north to Tongariro National Park stay at a lodge in Whakapapa Village. The Tongariro Crossing hike will be one of our most difficult at 10 miles, ascend 2250 feet, descend 3700 feet, rated the best day tramp by Lonely Planet.