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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

Highlights
  • Round-trip boat service and self-guided walk on Queen Charlotte Track, from Picton
  • Choose from three different routes according to your taste for an incredible experience of the Queen Charlotte Track
  • Explore historic Ship Cove before setting out on the trail (if option chosen)
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
From US$55.92
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Lodge to Lodge WalkMost Popular
Walk from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cave Resort. 7.9 miles (12.7 kms), approximately 3 - 4.5 hours walking time. Departs at 8am from October to April or at 9am from May to September
US$55.92
Top of the World
Walk from Torea Bay to Punga Cove. Full-day walk, approximately 15 miles (24km). Departs at 8am from October to April.
US$55.92
Nature's Best Walk
Walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. 9 miles (14 kilometers), approximately 5 hours walking time. Departs at 8am from October to April or at 9am from May to September
US$55.92
Overview
If you’re planning to hike in the Marlborough Sounds, this local boat service ensures easy round-trip transport from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from three self-guided walks of varying length and challenge. Hop on the boat in the morning to the start of your route at Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay, then be picked up at the other end of your hike in the late afternoon. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea on board as you take in the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound. 
What to Expect
This round-trip boat service from Picton makes a day hike on the Queen Charlotte Track an easy option for those short on time. The entire 44-mile (70-km) track normally takes a few days complete, but you can explore one of three sections in just one day. This popular tramping route is known for its astounding vistas over Queen Charlotte Sound, situated within the greater Marlborough Sounds. You’ll trek past lush native plants and historic landmarks while on the lookout for birdlife.

Leaving Picton in the morning, climb aboard the boat and cruise Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay to the starting point of your chosen hike. When you reach the other end, the boat picks you up in the late afternoon for the return trip to Picton, which includes complimentary tea or coffee on board. 

Choose from three options in the Itinerary for your day hike along the Queen Charlotte Track. 

You can purchase a drink or bite to eat at the lodges at the end of each walk, but it is recommended that you bring your own snacks and drinks to keep you fortified throughout the day.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Five Star Service

We booked Beachcombers to do the transfers and baggage transfers for Queen Charlotte Track. I got the date wrong, 5 Jul instead of 6 Jul. Beachcombers were happy to overlook my error and provided a top class service. Front office staff at Picton Terminal was...More

Thank Mani M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile
Great trip with wildlife and a nice walk

Did the trip from ship cove to Furneaux lodge. On the boat cruise we saw dolphins, blue penguins, seals and different birds. Really a great experience!More

1  Thank divecolumbus
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi divecolumbus Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We are really glad to hear that you had a great time out on the track with us, Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge, is a great day out and one of our favorite day walks so...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile
I saw dolphins!

Booked online in advance with the company to take me to ship's cove and pick up from fernueaux lodge for part of the QCT hike. They have seating upstairs which is outside so you get a lovely view of the sounds. They took the boat...More

2  Thank kpatel8778
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi kpatel8778 Thank you so much for your awesome TripAdvisor Review! We are very pleased to hear that you had an excellent time out on the Queen Charlotte Track with us! Its great to hear that you saw dolphins on the way, it really does...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Faultless service to access the fabulous Marlborough sounds

Beachcomber Cruises is a reliable way to access the Queen Charlotte Track and enjoy the simply stunning scenery of the Marlborough Sounds. The boat set off about 9am, running to time and took about an hour to drop us off at the start point for...More

Thank mrcrdeacon
BeachcomberPicton, other at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi Mr Crdeacon , Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely reveiw. We are ever so please to hear you have a had a great time on the Queen Charlotte Track. It is a great track for all ages and...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile
Didn't miss a beat

Of course it is the expectation that all your luggage will arrive at the correct accommodation at the end of the days walk but this company really have their systems in place to ensure it actually happens. I can't fault them. Our four bags were...More

Thank Ann L
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hey Ann L Thanks for your great reveiw on TripAdvisor, im very happy to hear that you had an excellent time on the Queen Charlotte Track. It makes it super easy having your bags moved each night doesn't it?! Glad to hear that you enjoyed...More

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Kay M
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Response from mrcrdeacon | Reviewed this property |
We did the walk which ended at the lodge but I would be very surprised indeed if the walk you are proposing is not steep at times. The views of the Marlborough Sounds are stunning so if you are able to then I highly... More
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