I did it again and scored myself a cheap $98.00 return flight from Auckland to Nelson on grabaseat with air New Zealand.
Spring has arrived which means Auckland’s weather is unpredictable again . It’s thunder and lightning and bucketing rain which means no one seems to know how to drive in the wet conditions so no one is moving and traffic is so back backed up which brings everything to standstill.
So I had this crazy rush to the airport. As always, it doesn’t matter how much I try to plan ahead something always seems to happen and I have a mini stress and scrape through. The extra time I allocated to give myself to get to the airport has disappeared but something always seems to work out.
I booked my parking in near the airport ($30 Friday to Sunday – pretty much the same price as getting the Skybus) ?
Anyway eventually get to the airport (soaking wet) and the plane is delayed … All the stress for nothing. Typical yeah!
The plane is one of them small planes which is kinda cool. It’s only one hour 15 minutes flying time which goes over so quick.
I arrive in Nelson. I have escaped the bad weather and crazy traffic.
The airport is tiny and I instantly feel so unprepared. I expected a bus service but that doesn’t exist.
I found out the taxis are 29.00 to the centre otherwise you could get a super shuttle for $18.50 but because I hadn’t booked it was a 35 minute wait.
Then remember how I said something always works out. Well along came Bob and Gloria, a lovely kiwi couple made my day and give me a lift to the city. They didn’t want anything from me just to help and it’s moments like this that make you truly grateful and surprised. This is something that I will never forget. It’s funny how much your day can turn around! 🙂
The centre is a 10 minute drive from the Airport. After checking in to my accommodation I decide to go explore!
I’m here! Yay! It’s almost dark and it’s quiet Nelson is quiet. It is cute, like a little seaside town.
The weather is way better than Auckland. It is more humid.
I feel so safe here the opposite of queen street in Auckland on a Friday night.
I feel instantly relaxed and chilled all my stress is good and I am still shocked by how amazing that lovely couple were.
Trafalgar street is the main street. It is pretty with cute bars and restaurant and from wandering around seems to have good options for vegetarians.
The cathedral glows pinks. It’s stunning. It’s draws your attention and again makes me feel so happy . This now feels Like I have arrived.
I wonder what Tomorrow will bring!