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Queen Charlotte Track

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Address: Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton

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Stunning walk

this is a wonderful walk and stunning view every day - well worth the tramp each day is so rewarding and the lodges in the evening are great

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a wonderful walk and stunning view every day - well worth the tramp each day is so rewarding and the lodges in the evening are great

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the track form ship's cove to furneaux lodge and it was amazing ! One of the most beautiful hikes I did in my life. I was always stopping everywhere to take pictures. Amazing scenaries everywhere. The first part is a steep climb but after it gets easier. Totally worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ran this section of the track as part of an organised trail run - 26kms. As you would imagine when running, you would spend most of the time concentrating on where your feet are landing and not a lot of sight seeing and you would be correct. But the quality of the track on the flats is awesome and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I did the middle half of this walk in winter, starting at Punga Cove and finishing at Mistletoe Bay, over two days. The first day's walk, 23km, is a significant distance, particularly in winter, when the track is slippery and muddy over much of the journey. Good boots and/or walking sticks make a big difference. When choosing places to stay,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Not included in the list of "Great Walks" NZ has to offer but one of the best walks we did whilst traveling there for 8 weeks. We managed it in 3 days but 4 would give you a little more time for stops to take in the scenery. Some beautiful stops along the way with great places to eat lunch... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Brilliant views, well maintained track, unforgettable experience. Definitely worth a look. The scenery is so stunning. When you speak to the lovely staff at the tourism office, they bend over backwards to give you information, tips and assistance. You can organise a ferry back to Picton rather than walking back. You can do 4 hours, 4 days, the walk can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great yet very challenging mountain biking. Shoulder season meant it was very affordable however manage your expectations on service in the lodges along the way. They were all a bit tired after a long busy summer.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We only did a portion of the track but we loved what we saw! If you are short on time, this is a great option as it is easy to find, there is parking, and you can see spectacular scenery right away! The walk is not too difficult and there is so much beauty to see. Also, if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Did this on mt bike and it was spectacular. Not overly challenging terrain with a mix of double track to wide single track. Some steep climbing. In the wet the challenge definitely increases up and down. Quite a bit of area in thick bush without a lot of ocean view. Lots of spectacular viewpoints as well though. Did 2 nights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful scenery which was unfortunately interrupted by the calls of 'I'm going to spew' inspired by the tired and carsick kids in the windy road. There are so many little places I'd have loved to stop which would have broken up our trip. Truly stunning country. Just anticipate travel sickness of those inclined.

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QCTInc, QCT Inc Committee at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of the Queen Charlotte Drive - we agree it is windy but has some wonderful views and is known as one of the South Island’s most scenic drives. The Queen Charlotte Track however, is the well-known 70km walking & mountain biking track that stretches from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.... More 

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