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Queen Charlotte Track

Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Picton
Type: Hiking trails, Trails, Biking trails, Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Hiking trails, Trails, Biking trails, Historic walking areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our time on this track. It was tough in some places but the views made it all worth while.

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Take 8 women of ok fitness and combine with the Wilderness Guides Queen Charlotte Track 5 Day Boutique Guided Tour, fantastic accommodation, wonderfully hospitable hosts and a very patient guide (Sean). What do you get? An outstanding holiday where we walked over 70kms in total through stunning scenery, learnt so much about the flora, fauna and history of this little... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the trees are too big to look over whist the ferry operators are great the accommodation is over priced and second rate rooms are badly servicd and food overpriced

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Masterton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fantastic Track and Scenery one of the most beautiful places in the world! Walk was long in some places but very rewarding.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The track was in great order,amazing scenery and good lodges.it was a testing walk especially the 3rd day but I enjoyed the challenges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A really lovely destination to visit but take care choosing accom providers as it really is a mixed bag!! Fantastic views at high points along the trail & quite varied vegetation at different levels. My partner & I did a 3 day combo of walking, cycling & kayaking with accomm prearranged. Next time arnd we'd omit the cycling as we... More 

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Melbourne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Queen Charlotte Track is a beautiful track with exceptional views of the sound. It is well marked and well maintained, with a minimum of roots or rocks underfoot to negotiate. It can be steep at times, but if you are moderately fit you'll be fine. Walking sticks are not needed, though water obviously is. It can get hot when not... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took the lovely Queen Charlotte Drive over from Picton to Anakiwa which was a beautiful track following the Sounds. The track was mostly covered by trees making it a nice respite from the hot sun. There were lots of choices for how far you wanted to hike from the trailhead - we chose a 4 hour roundtrip version and... More 

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lower hutt
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I took my 8 year old son on this walk and we did over 3.5 days. We arrived at Ship Cove with Cougarline that gets in at 3pm, it allowed us time to walk up to the waterfall and some time to hang in Ship Cove, which is a must do, its beautiful there and peaceful and lots of Weka... More 

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Canberra
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were blessed with good weather for the 4 days of walking the track. What magnificent views and wonderful vegetation. The track is in excellent repair and easy walking

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