Queen Charlotte Sound Guided Kayak and Bike Ride

Queen Charlotte Sound departing Picton


  • Explore the coves and inlets of Queen Charlotte Sound by sea and by land
  • Incredible views across the Marlborough Sounds
  • Perfect for those with only a couple days in the region

Combine the best of both worlds on this guided sea kayak through the Queen Charlotte Sound and an independent cycle along the Queen Charlotte Track. Explore the coves and inlets and witness the spectacular beauty of this magnificent region.

  • 1 person
  • Duration - 1 Day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Double kayak hire
  • Safety equipment including lifejackets, splash jackets, booties, spray decks and dry bags (including for your camera)
  • Bike hire and helmet
  • Friendly and experienced local guide
  • Incredible beaches and bays to explore
  • Transfers to and from the launch site

Meet your kayaking guide at the Picton waterfront in the morning before a 20 minute scenic drive from Picton to the launch site at Ngakatu Bay. This is on the western end of the Sound with less boat traffic and many beautiful bays and coves to explore.

After a safety briefing from your friendly guide, paddle through the Sounds exploring the shoreline, spotting rays and seabirds and leaning about the lush native bush near the water’s edge. You’ll be bound for the small settlement of Anakiwa where you will leave your kayaks and pick up your bike for an independent bike ride along the Queen Charlotte Track to Mistletoe Bay. This section of the track passes through some of the nicest bush of the whole track and is a moderate ride of around 2-3 hours (11km) amongst stunning scenery and incredible views of the Marlborough Sounds.

On arrival at Mistletoe Bay, meet your awaiting water taxi who will return you to Picton with a relaxing boat ride with fantastic views back towards where your days adventure has taken you.

Please note: Only the kayak component of this experience is guided.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Tours commence at 8.30am from Picton and you will return to Picton at approximately 4.30pm
  • The walk will take approximately 3-4 hours (11km)

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of two people are required for this experience to proceed.

... and Importantly


A moderate level of fitness is required.


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