Today we took the car ferry from Wellington to Picton on the South Island of New Zealand. Then we drove across the top of the South Island to the western coast and Pohara Beach.
We stopped for lunch at T.O.A.D Hall in Motueka New Zealand near Abel Tasman National Park. It was a really nice place to eat lunch. It was covered, but open-air dining. They had a brewery associated with the restaurant. Being unfamiliar with the beer choices we chose a sampler to start.
After lunch we continued our drive to Pohara. In Pohara we are staying at the Ratanui Lodge. It is a very nice hotel with only 10 rooms. Steve, one of the owners, took great care of us. He setup a full size roll-a-way bed in our room for Albert to sleep on.
After getting settled in our room we walked across the beach to Golden Bay and went for a walk on the beach.