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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

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Beautiful Half Day Walk From Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge using Cougar Line

We were staying in Blenheim and drove to Picton to do a half day trek on the Queen Charlotte Trek. Beautiful hike from Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge on Endeavour Inlet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Blenheim and drove to Picton to do a half day trek on the Queen Charlotte Trek. Beautiful hike from Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge on Endeavour Inlet. Wished we had enough time to start the hike at Ship Cove. We had beautiful sunny day and the views were very nice and the track was well maintained.... More 

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Ohope, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Road winding but tar sealed . Beautiful photo's to be taken around almost every corner. Almost missed the turn off in Havelock but so pleased we didn't

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We biked the Queen Charlotte track over three days staying at Punga Cove and at Portage Bay. The first day was wet and we started at Resolution Bay to avoid walking the big hill at the start. The track was very muddy and slippery but still enjoyable. The second day is a huge uphill which was steeper than I was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I, 70 years old, found this walk to be more challenging than we expected. We met 2 other groups of walkers who said the same thing without prompting from us. Some of the inclines were harder than anticipated. I don't think the information supplied makes this clear. We would definitely recommend two poles per person . We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We did the first two days of the track, staying overnight at Cnoc na Lear. Weather was beautiful, scenery spectacular, walking degree of difficulty 5-6 on day 1, about a 1-2 on day 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An excellent way to spend a week trekking through the hills! Very peaceful but does require some level of fitness if you are completing the entire journey as time can get away from you if you stop to soak up the views too many times! Overall a wonderful short holiday!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well maintained and signposted track with amazing views. Challenging for my low level of fitness especially from Punga Cove to Portage but worth it all the same.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our running group decided to take on the Queen Charlotte track over three days. For most of us it was a walk/run event! After an uneventful trip from Wellington on the Bluebridge we met our Cougar Line boat for the ride to Ships Cove. It was mid-afternoon by the time we started, but the weather and conditions were perfect. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We live in Wellington so it was a bit of an embarrassment that we had only ever done a small section of the Queen Charlotte and that was 20 years ago. There are many ways to do the QCT. We set out to walk it staying in budget accommodation, taking our own breakfasts and lunches, and eating dinner in restaurants... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I only did a part of this walk around Ships Cove and Punga Cove. Walkers love to do the whole track, but I was sailing, so only had a small taste. I hear the whole walk is amazing

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