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Queen Charlotte Track

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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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highly recommend it - make sure you get the pass for entering into the national park. To go on the walk you need it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

highly recommend it - make sure you get the pass for entering into the national park. To go on the walk you need it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I did the three day tramp but it's also available to do just one day. The weather was perfect the first da and the track was excellent however, the other two days were not as good as it was constant rain/drizzle which meant poor visibility and the track got quite muddy and slippy. Day two and three can be done... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

QCT lives up to its status as one of New Zealand's great rides. Challenging but the scenery and environment you find yourself in make up for the physical effort required to complete the ride. Highly recommended!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It is so worth spending a few hours taking the track around the Queen Charlotte Sound! There are several options of short tracks in case you only have a few hours to spare.

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We did the QCT in May, used the excellent DOC maps - you do not need a guide as the track is clearly marked. We booked our accommodation -Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove Resort and Debretts - all very comfy and adequate facilities. We used Beachcomber Cruises Water Taxis - they delivered our bags each day to the next accommodation- all... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!! but next time we'll do Queen Charlotte Track!!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic varied walking track. Lovely native bush at either end of walk. Incredible views in the mid section. Very well signposted and no parts too steep.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The track is sensational, we mountain biked the track, it was a little hairy in places when the rain came but well worth it.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have just enjoyed 4 days on the track and thoroughly enjoyed it. It rained for 2.5 days of this which made the track slippery and a bit dangerous in parts. It is not easy, I would say moderate especially for Day 3 and 4 with quite a few steep inclines on both days. We used Beachcomber Water Taxis which... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We caught the Cougar Line water taxi from Picton to Ship Cove and walked the track to Furneaux Lodge - some challenging ascents to begin, but the ever changing views and birdsong are stupendous. The water taxi back took us to a number of drop off and pick up places, giving us a fabulous insight and views of the Sound.

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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton

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