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Queen Charlotte Track

Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Picton
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Mountain biked from Toreador to Anakiwa 20K. First portion very challenging, pushed my bike most of the way up hill. More experienced riders will love the challenge of the hill where there is up to 20% grades. Once over the hill it was a comfortable ride with amazing views of the Marlborough sound. So nice to get above the area... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Signage could have some improvement but overall great to do! Also perhaps a little more information on the track itself.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Spectacular scenery, an experience you have to do if you are physically able. Maybe worth taking days off rather than going straight through.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We used the water taxi's to tramp some of the Queen Charlotte Track, we walked from Ship cove, the first section of the walk is all steeply uphill, but after 30 minutes or so the going gets better. Ship cove is very interesting, as there are some nice displays about e history of the area We had hoped for a... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I started my walk at Ship Cove, really enjoying the great interpretation displays and fantastic facilities. A really good place to start the walk. Travelling with a 6 and 9 year old we decided the first part of the walk would be a bit difficult for them so arranged for them to get a later boat and meet me at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I did a day walk with Beachcomber Cruise. They dropped me off at Torea Bay and pick me up at Punga Cove Resort at the end of the day. 23km in total. I feel that New Zealand has a lot of more stunning tramps but QCT is very special. I was in the trees most of the time and everytime... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We planned our trip around June, some of the places were already booked out for Xmas. We knew that it was a long walk but we didn't train (I suggest you do). We stayed 2 nights at Punga Cove -lovely place-, to prepare for the following 2 days (22+km each). I was glad we didn't choose to bike the trail.... More 

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Oxford, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We walked the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Track to Davies Bay. It is a moderately easy walk about 45 minutes each way. The little bay itself is great for swimming and can be accessed either by walking the track, kayak or boating.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The track is incredibly pretty, and while the breath taking impact eventually wears off after four days walking, the waterfalls and bridges, the coves and the inlets, the wekas and the picnic tables, the 360 degree views of the sounds are outstandingly beautiful. The track is well maintained, although I have a small grumble about the grooves made by cyclists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family (parents, husband and teenage son) did the Queen Charlotte track from 28 Dec – 2 January 2015. As my mother was unable to walk the distance she met us each night at our accommodation via water taxi. We used Beachcomber Cruises as our water taxi service which I would strongly avoid using. The man on the boat was... More 

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