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Queen Charlotte Track

Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Picton
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Cultural
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A wonderful part of the country. Stunning views, beautiful natural environment, some challenging hill climbs, with good accommodation along the track. Need time out of the city - a good 3 day walk.

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Allora, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Completed the track in the middle of November with friends. Having walked a number of tracks in both New Zealand and Australia I would rate this as one of the must do's. The track is well maintained with easy access to lodges each night. We enjoyed excellent weather so I can't comment on how hard it is in wet weather... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Highly recommend the Marlbourough Sounds Adventure Company for a great way to hike & good accommodations for seeing the track. Especially with great local guide Jeremy!

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wow! Just returned from the 4-day hike on the Queen Charlotte Track and what an incredible experience. The views are worth the tired feet you might feel. We saw penguins swimming in the ocean, dolphins, lots of weka's, gorgeous sub tropical forest, and water views that literally take your breath away. The hike has a variety of terrain, the walk... More

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Seven Australian friends, aged from mid fifties to 72, set off to walk through New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, covering a distance of about 65km and a climb to over 400 metres, over a period of four days. Taken by boat to the start and picked up at the finish, the service includes delivering our luggage to the resorts that we... More

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The unspoiled forest is wonderful, though also steep - take your time if you're not trying to prove anything. After the first leg, though, the forest has been cut down and the going is much less attractive or interesting. Not sure if one can arrange to skip it and be taken off by water taxi several miles sooner than Furneaux.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took a lovely boat trip from Picton to Ships Cove. The day was perfect for tramping - not too hot, not too cold. The views were stunning - native bush and beautiful clear waters. The traps at the beginning were a little off putting but it got us talking about the importance of protecting NZ native forests from possums.... More

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Corryong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

brilliant walk, great accommodation at furneaux lodge and Punga cove resort. very bad accomodation at portage resort

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I only had a day to spare so couldn't do more than a couple of legs of the walk amounting to about 18km from Ships Cove to Furneaux Lodge. The sparkling clear blue-sky day was perfectly perfect as I set off on Saturday morning the 25th October. Ships Cove is where Capt Cook set down on each of his several... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wonderful walking through national parks on the ridge of mountains and aside extraordinary aqua water

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