I went up with my Pop to Picton on the train for a night and a day recently (Picton is on the top half of the South Island of New Zealand... for those who don't know).
For anyone who lives in the city or works a boring repetitive job and desperately needs a break, this is one of the best places to have it.
A couple of relatives rented out a beautiful little apartment that overlooks a part of the harbor and the Sounds in the distance. Truly beautiful and picturesque, especially with one of the many fishing boats or the Interislander casting off into the distance.
Even if it was only one day, a nice relaxing break, much needed.