Delve into this natural playground in the Marlborough Sounds for a three day/two night adventure along the Queen Charlotte Track. With accommodation included, explore the region by land and sea with hiking, cycling and kayaking legs of the adventure.
Day 1: Make your way to Picton waterfront for an extensive pre-tour briefing before boarding your water taxi to Ship Cove where you will being a walk along the Queen Charlotte Track. This scenic and historic reserve was a favourite anchorage for Captain Cook during his explorations in the 1770s as well as being a site of significance for local Maori. Bush is mainly a mixture of stunning podocarp and beech forest with punga ferns and other New Zealand native foliage. This day is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Your walk concludes at the historic Furneaux Lodge where you catch a water taxi across Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove.
Day 2: Collect your mountain bikes and ride from Camp Bay or Portage Bay. You’ll ascend to the main Queen Charlotte Track along the exposed ridgeline with stunning views over both the Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Enjoy a welcome stop at the Bay of Many Coves. The track is both wide and steep with some rocky areas, along with lots of undulation and short steep hill climbs to challenge you - but the views are most definitely worth the effort. Take a break at Black Rock Shelter before the final hills and then descend to Torea Saddle and down the road to Portage Bay.
Day 3: Your kayak is delivered to Torea Bay in the morning (near Portage) for your independent kayak around the picturesque bays and coves of Queen Charlotte Sound concluding to either Ngakuta Bay or Picton Harbour (depending on the weather). There are numerous bays and coves to explore along the way and lunch can be had at a secluded beach of your choice. Be on the look-out for dolphins and little blue penguins as well as New Zealand fur seals on the points you pass.
Please note that lunches are included each day. Breakfast and dinner can be arranged at the various lodges along the track.
Please allow two nights and three days for this experience.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
This experience is a twin share for two people.
A full list of recommended clothing and equipment will be provided at the time of booking.
This experience takes place on the Queen Charlotte Sound, departing from Picton waterfront.