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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
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Challenging but worth it

We only did a day walk. We took a water taxi from Picton and got dropped off at ship cove. We wasted no time in getting on our way as we wanted to stop and take in the sights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only did a day walk. We took a water taxi from Picton and got dropped off at ship cove. We wasted no time in getting on our way as we wanted to stop and take in the sights along the way. We were blessed with good weather which helped us cope with the challenging bit of the track. The... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton

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