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“Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company”

Queen Charlotte Track
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Picton
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I've just done the Queen Charlotte Track guided walk with MSAC. This was my 2nd time, the first time with a different tour group. MSAC far better, more professional and more fun.
Stunning walk, difficult, easy, up and down hill, and flat. Terrific guide, with loads of knowledge, and a general all round great person. Great weather, and that makes for a better walk - not a drop of rain, got sunburnt actually.
Interesting people in the group of 8 - some terrific and fun, others boring and whinging.
Accommodation - lovely. Food - plentiful. But that's not why I walked.
Really recommend taking the 4th day off, and going sea kayaking - the best fun.
An all round great trip - 10 out of 10!

Thank Sanurfan_12
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Very friendly, professional and informative crew who took us to and from the Queen Charlotte track. Would highly recommend.

Thank GordonRU486
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

we only managed to walk along the track for 4 hours ,but they scenery is magical and all mostly in the shade of the native bush,giant ferns etc ,so pretty ! We intend to return and walk a lot more of it next summer and stay in the lodges along the way.It is so accessible from the various bays in the sound.

Thank Gabalotte
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

To come back (from Los Angeles) to do it again - must mean we loved it the first time (2009) and we enjoyed it even more this year. Even the steady rain between the Fourneaux Lodge and Punga Cove lodge didn't take away from the our enjoyment. The three lodges where we stayed (Fourneaux, Punga Cove and Portage) were very comfortable and food served by the respective restaurants was very good.

Thank BoobieBoy
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

A fantastic introduction to a multi day hike. The track is well maintained. It can be done as a whole- 71km or piece meal. The advantage of this walk is that each day has access to a water taxi so the choice is there to do as much or as little as suits. We ( family of 5 ) opted for the whole track which was done over 4 days. I would recommend it be done over 5 days for novice hikers.It can be then be done as 5 hours day 1, 4 hours day 2, day 3 is a long one of 8 hours, day 4 and 5 4 hours each. The accommodation along the track is good. Meals either have to be taken with and purchased before the start in Picton, or can be had at the hotels along the way. We had perfect service from Cougar lines who transported us to the start of the walk, and our baggage along the way, it was collected promptly and in our rooms on arrival at the next night;s accomodation. Word of warning - they left almost an hour earlier than arranged for the return to Picton, but all passengers were accounted for. We were lucky with the weather, only 1 day of rain, so plan the timing wisely.

Thank ozzyfamilyholiday
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