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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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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... read more

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

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We spent 3 days walking the first half or so of the track. It is a great experience and worth planning carefully. We had pick ups and drops off organised using Cougar line and found the sections quite manageable. The track is very good - some steep inclines and descents in sections - but quite manageable compared to other walks... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I call this a trek as it is definitely not a walk. Whilst it was rewarding it was not an easy walk. We booked this through "Natural Encounters" selecting the 'All Inclusive Unguided 4 day' option. I did the walk while my wife chose the easy option traveling by water taxi from point to point. The whole itinerary was organised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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

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

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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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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