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Four Day Guided Walk of the Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track departing Picton
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4 Days
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Highlights

  • This is the ultimate guided walk of the Queen Charlotte Track
  • Rest at iconic Marlborough lodges
  • Great food and wine, great company and great views making for great memories

Take on one of the most beautiful walking tracks in the country over the course of four days. Staying at iconic Marlborough lodges and with meals included, this is the best way to explore this absolutely stunning part of New Zealand.

What's Included?

  • Friendly and experienced local guide
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Meals

Day 1: Meet your guides in Picton in the morning before departing by boat for Motuara Island and learn about the marine life of the area while keeping an eye out for any dolphins that may come to say hello. Heading on to Ship Cove, this is where you walk will commence. 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 for the day concludes at the historic Furneux Lodge. (Please note: The visit to Motuara Island is weather dependent.)

Day 2: The second day is a mainly coastal walk from Furneux Lodge to Punga Cove through mostly regenerating native bush to the call of bellbirds, fantails and other New Zealand native birds. The track continues through native bush and over a small swing bridge to the head of Endeavour Inlet. Pause there to learn more about antimony & the mining industry that thrived there in the 1880s. Follow the main track onwards and into Big Bay where pristine native beech forest awaits before working your way towards Camp Bay and, five minutes on from there, your accommodation for the evening at Punga Cove.

Day 3: This is a challenging but rewarding day on the ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea Saddle and truly grand views abound round every corner. Stare in awe at the sunken river valleys of the Marlborough Sounds from the iconic Eatwell’s Lookout; this is an incredible section of the track. At the end of today's walk catch the waiting water taxi to your night's accommodation at Lochmara Lodge or walk from Torea Saddle down to the Portage Hotel.

Day 4: Depart your accommodation and ascend to the ridgeline once again. Enjoy stunning views back towards Picton as well as into the pristine waters of the Kenepuru Sound. Open farmland and a grand native bush section to finish is a fitting finale after four days of walking. Return by boat from the Anakiwa Jetty to Picton, arriving back in the late afternoon.

Session Length

Please allow four days for this experience.

Departure date each Tuesday (October through to April).

A minimum of 2 participants required for the experience to run.

Guidelines

A moderate level of fitness is required as you will be covering 71km over 4 days.

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of 2 participants required for the experience to run.

This experience takes place on the Queen Charlotte Track departing Picton.