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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800266266
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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One of NZ's great walks I think

Really enjoyed the ferry ride all the way up Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove. Didn't know it's history or that Captain Cook anchored there twice. The walk is tougher than it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Vivien T
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Wollongong, Australia

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the ferry ride all the way up Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove. Didn't know it's history or that Captain Cook anchored there twice. The walk is tougher than it looks but even for an oldie suffering from the effects of recent broken ankles, it was very do-able. Some steep bits but always with the reward of views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We completed the walk over five days using the boutique accommodation option. Overall we were well satisfied with both the standard of accommodation and the meals that were part of the package. There were two standouts so far as the lodges were concerned which set the bar very high for the other two. The walk is, in our view, moderate... More 

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Herts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Queen Charlotte track is a stunning 4 or 5 day walk, serviced by Cougar Line ferries who move you bags daily. This gives a valuable opt out, because they can also move you if you are unfit, or if the weather is unkind. We stayed at Furneaux, Punga Cove, Portage and Te Mahia, which were all excellent.

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Thank Martinscott
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a hike from ship's cove on day 1 of the queen charolett trail. .. the first 30 mins were a hard uphill climb but after that it was a very good hike with a lot of friendly people along the way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to do this walk for sometime so managed to book for the latter part of the school holidays. Stayed in Picton for 2 nights and then caught ferry across to ships cove before embarking on our walk. Had a further 2 nights in Picton before heading back to Christchurch. Had a 4 Day walk staying at Furneaux,... More 

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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queen Charlotte Walking Track is about 70 km long but can be readily broken into about 5 daily sections. Some sections can be treated as discrete one day hikes allowing hikers to return to their vacation accommodation at the completion of a segment. We only experienced the two final segments and they were extremely worthwhile and took around 4... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We organised our trip through Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company. They were fantastic. Our guide Harry was amazing. He was very knowledgeable of the area, plants, animals and insects. Also very patient. It would not have been as great without him he was just the best guide. We were fortunate to have great weather all the way. The only time it... More 

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Cooroy, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Picton and did 2 sections of the track. Stunning birdseye views from certain lookouts, especially on the section with Kenepuru Sound on one side and Queen Charlotte and other inlets on other side. Can walk or mbike it. Can hire sea kayaks and discover it from the water. Also taking water taxi and pick your section , walk... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to difficult to walk in 4 days with excellent accommodation options for all budgets. The baggage transfer service between your lodges just makes its that much easier. Stunning views along the track and great accommodation options on the waters edge. Kayaking and swimming is a must if it's warm enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this walk as a family and booked last minute with Cougar Line to choose the weather. We did it in 3 days ( carrying our packs- which wasn't necessary but we were practising for another trip!). The DOC campsites along the way are fine and there is the option of a delicious pizza at the bar of Punga... More 

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