From Wellington to Picton
Once arriving on the South Island, Brad will be traveling in the Marlborough region, with the Te Araroa Trail beginning on the north tip at Ship's Cove. The Cook Strait Ferry departed from Wellington and will arrive in Picton, and then he must find his way from Picton to Ship's Cove, which will mean backtracking north about 25 miles. The first town on the trail he will come to, once he's headed south on the trail, will probably be Linkwater, with Havelock being five miles south of Linkwater. Ship's Cove to Havelock is about 30 miles as the crow flies, probably closer to 50+ by trail.