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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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A must-do!

It is so worth spending a few hours taking the track around the Queen Charlotte Sound! There are several options of short tracks in case you only have a few hours to spare.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It is so worth spending a few hours taking the track around the Queen Charlotte Sound! There are several options of short tracks in case you only have a few hours to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We did the QCT in May, used the excellent DOC maps - you do not need a guide as the track is clearly marked. We booked our accommodation -Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove Resort and Debretts - all very comfy and adequate facilities. We used Beachcomber Cruises Water Taxis - they delivered our bags each day to the next accommodation- all... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic varied walking track. Lovely native bush at either end of walk. Incredible views in the mid section. Very well signposted and no parts too steep.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The track is sensational, we mountain biked the track, it was a little hairy in places when the rain came but well worth it.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have just enjoyed 4 days on the track and thoroughly enjoyed it. It rained for 2.5 days of this which made the track slippery and a bit dangerous in parts. It is not easy, I would say moderate especially for Day 3 and 4 with quite a few steep inclines on both days. We used Beachcomber Water Taxis which... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We caught the Cougar Line water taxi from Picton to Ship Cove and walked the track to Furneaux Lodge - some challenging ascents to begin, but the ever changing views and birdsong are stupendous. The water taxi back took us to a number of drop off and pick up places, giving us a fabulous insight and views of the Sound.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The most scenic part of the track is Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. The walk can be challenging in some parts but the views are worth it!

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Anglesea, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great for hikers, with some challenging up and down. We did the walk in 5 days and 4 nights on the track. It did include one long day but worthwhile. If you're carrying all your gear and camping avoid Cow Shed Bay. DOC camp isn't as friendly as others and by the time we got there the camp sites left... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had perfect weather so no complaints there. The boat service of dropping you off and picking up your bags is amazing. Just need to buy a Bach in NZ. The track was a little more remote than I thought which was great. Department of Conservation are doing or have done an amazing job. All facilities are great and camp... More 

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