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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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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A great walk, made all the better for softies like me who appreciate superior accommodation at night and the ability to have luggage transferred each day. I chose to do the walk in 3 days, which required 29km from Ships Cove to Punga Cove Resort on the first day. It was a little further than I would have preferred, but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My husband and I rented mtn bikes from an adventure company in Picton. The track was a little more difficult than I anticipated in some sections - many rocks and tree roots sticking out. But it was beautiful scenery, gorgeous views, sounds of birds, not crowded at all. We were the only 2 mtn bikers that we saw on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was there this early December. The island is easily accessible by a ferry ride from Picton. The ride took me an hour or slightly more to.get there and it was pleasant too i.e. no choppy waters. I was also lucky enough to be able to spot a school of dolphins on my way there ;) The trek is not rigorous... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Great experience, amazing views, friendly people. Best accommodation Lochmara, then Punga Cove old farm workers cottages. Saw Orca on our return to Picton ... Wow!

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked a four day three night unguided walk through Natural Encounters. Greg the owner gave us heart advice before heading off and everything went really smoothly- like clockwork. The accommodation we were booked into was first class- No Road Inn night one, Mahana Lodge night two, and Lochmara Lodge night three. (I will review them separately). I would highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
61 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

During our stay at The Bay Of Many Coves, we took an afternoon scramble to the lookout. This was 2km in length but took us a while due to the incline and the fact that this is path less trodden. But, once at the lookout both myself and my wife agreed after an uphill slog, sweating, losing our breath that……….it... More 

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are tons of hiking options along this gorgeous track. We chose to do a middle section. Water taxis from Picton will take you to where you want to start, and will pick you up at your pre-arranged end point. I think that the hiking times listed in the track brochures are too short, and are calculated based on uninterrupted... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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