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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Explore the Marlborough Sounds on foot with one of the popular self-guided walks on the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from three walks of varying length and challenge, with options that may include Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay. Round-trip boat service takes you to the start of your route and picks you up at the end. The day hikes offer a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Track within a shorter time frame. Please note that the return times to Picton and pick up times are on a set schedule, you will not return to Picton until between 5:30pm-6:00pm. Please advise us if you are visiting with a Cruise Ship as our boat timings may not get you back in time for the ships departure from Port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Depart and return to Picton and enjoy a one day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track, enjoy the tranquil waterways of the Queen Charlotte Sound during the cruise and have the chance to see wildlife and native flora and fauna. Please note that the return times to Picton and pick up times are on a set schedule, you will not return to Picton until between 5:30pm-6:00pm. Please advise us if you are visiting with a Cruise Ship as our boat timings may not get you back in time for the ships departure from Port. Tea and coffee is available to purchase prior to your departure for $5 with a complimentary Keep Cup to take away with you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Depart and return to Picton and enjoy a one day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track, enjoy the tranquil waterways of the Queen Charlotte Sound during the cruise and have the chance to see wildlife and native flora and fauna. Please note that the return times to Picton and pick up times are on a set schedule, you will not return to Picton until between 5:30pm-6:00pm. Please advise us if you are visiting with a Cruise Ship as our boat timings may not get you back in time for the ships departure from Port. Tea and coffee is available to purchase prior to your departure for $5 with a complimentary Keep Cup to take away with you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6607QCTW
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on the track)
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Beachcomber Cruises. Queen Charlotte Cruise & Track Adventures, London Quay, Picton 7250, New Zealand Please meet us at the Beachcomber Cruises Office on the waterfront - the Corner of Wellington Street and London Quay, we are a glass building with Blue Signage.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board
  • Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
  • Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are not able to pick up / drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal - you must make your way to our booking office
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 9:00am
  • Please note that day walk departure and pick up times are at a set schedule and returns at 5:30pm
  • Not suitable for guests visiting by cruise ship due to timings conflicts
  • You must have a good level of fitness to achieve the walks in the allotted time
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on the track)
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Beachcomber Cruises. Queen Charlotte Cruise & Track Adventures, London Quay, Picton 7250, New Zealand Please meet us at the Beachcomber Cruises Office on the waterfront - the Corner of Wellington Street and London Quay, we are a glass building with Blue Signage.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board
  • Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
  • Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are not able to pick up / drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal - you must make your way to our booking office
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 9:00am
  • Please note that day walk departure and pick up times are at a set schedule and returns at 5:30pm
  • Not suitable for guests visiting by cruise ship due to timings conflicts
  • You must have a good level of fitness to achieve the walks in the allotted time
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
Beachcomber Cruises follows the current guidelines given by Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Government. Please call our office if you have any questions around the current requirements.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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allang042018
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand58 contributions
Great day out
This Beachcomber day trip offered us the best of Marlborough Sounds. Catamaran to Ships Cove, time to look around, on to Furneaux Lodge for coffee then 12 km coastal walk to Punga Cove for pizza and beer, catamaran trip back to Picton.
Excellent on board commentary, comfortable craft, wonderful walk...
Thanks to Phil and Beachcomber team.
Written 27 February 2021
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GoPlaces744749
1 contribution
10/10
Jan 2021 • Family
It was a pretty gruelling walk for young kids, gotta say. But loved the kiwiana-ness of it. No fuss. Dropped off on the beach and the walkers just kind of shrugged and got on with it. Great views (of course) and beautiful bush and bays.
Written 14 January 2021
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Sam W
1 contribution
Great day out from Picton
Nov 2019
Punctual and informative service on the boat followed by fantastic scenery on the walk. Must do if in Picton.
Written 27 November 2019
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Hello C9457NNsamw Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Queen Charlotte Track and also our teams service, it really is a great part of the world we live in. We hope to have you travel with us another time,
Written 29 November 2019
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Roderick B
Surrey, UK19 contributions
Mail boat to Furneaux Lodge, walk to Punga Cove and mail boat back to Picton.
Nov 2019 • Couples
Walk was easy for us 70-year olds. 11.5 k and took us 3.5 hours including a picnic lunch at one of a number of picnic tables en route. Absolutely awesome views all the way. Had plenty of time at Punga Cove to enjoy a beer and coffee before the boat picked us up. A great day.
Written 25 November 2019
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Hello Roderick B Thanks very much for your great review on TripAdvisor - we are really happy to hear that you had an enjoyable day out on the Queen Charlotte Track. Its a great walk between Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove and does have the added bonus of the lovely cafe at the end. We hope to see you in Picton again some other time, perhaps for the next section of the track?
Written 29 November 2019
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jowgtn
2 contributions
Great service
Oct 2019
This is a great service to get to Ship's cove to start walking the Queen Charlotte Track with free luggage transfers and pick up when finished. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins and the boat stopped and lingered so we could watch for a bit. Very informative commentary too.
Written 20 October 2019
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Hi Jo H Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAvisor - we are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time on the Queen Charlotte Track, it certainly is a beautiful walk and an added bonus to see the wildlife too! We hope to see you in Picton again sometime soon Kind Regards
Written 21 October 2019
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Shamarvelous
4 contributions
Good service
Jul 2019 • Family
Highly recommend the day walk 12km which I did with my 6 year old. The skipper even stopped the boat when we spotted a pod of dolphins. Easy communication and would use services for pack transfer on the Totaranui Track in the future
Written 19 July 2019
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BeachcomberCruises01
Hi Shamar, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so please you both enjoyed your walk and that your day was made even more special with the dolphins making an appearance. Regards the Team at Beachcomber Cruises
Written 21 July 2019
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Markrmck
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Well organised logistics for a great ride
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beachcomber Cruises offer a well organised and excellent service for walkers and bikers self guiding on the Queen Charlotte Track. I took the cruise to the start of the track along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. The skipper gives a knowledgeable commentary with dry humour. We had the bonus of stopping to view a pod of Hector Dolphins.

The track itself which two of us biked over 3 days while one of us walked over 4 days is magnificent with lovely views, native bush & birdlife. The track is of moderate ability with good sign posting. The track enables wilderness experience during the day and comfortable catered accommodation during the evening.
Written 5 June 2019
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Hi Markrmck We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track with us - and the added extra of Dolphins is always an extra magic touch! We look forward to seeing you again in Picton soon Kind Regards
Written 21 October 2019
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Reinhard G
Mapua, New Zealand131 contributions
Five day walk the Queen Charlotte Track
May 2019 • Couples
We booked the transfer to Ship Cove, daily luggage transport and pick-up from Anakiwa. Altogether 105 dollars minus seniors discount. A very fair rate.
Everything was done very professional, we found our luggage each night in the right accommodation, all perfect.
Pick-up from Anakiwa was 30 minutes early, but that was fine as we were all there.
Happy to book with them again
Written 10 May 2019
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Hi Reinhard G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Yes I think the luggage transfers are the way to go they allow you to have a more enjoyable time to take in the awesome scenery the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we look forward to you travelling with us in the future. Regards The Team at Beachcomber Cruises
Written 28 May 2019
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nappy_returns
Queenstown, New Zealand3 contributions
A trip to remember!!
Apr 2019 • Couples
I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Beachcomber Cruises. Gillian, Laekin, Hayley and the rest of the crew helped me plan my proposal to my partner over Easter weekend and from the start they could not do enough. I had heard amazing things about this awesome family company but everything they did for us went above and beyond. From offering advice on the track itself, compiling lists of locations to pop the question, accommodation options to surprise my partner with, keeping a straight face whilst telling porky's to my partner to make sure she was none the wiser, keeping in touch with our accommodation to make sure everything was right, they couldn't do enough. They really helped make the weekend the best weekend of our lives, so thank you so much to such a great team from Dan and Aoife
Written 29 April 2019
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Hi Dan and Aoife, Congratulations again on your engagement, we absolutely loved helping you plan your special weekend, making sure everything went smoothly and Aoife knew nothing! We couldn't be happier for you knowing it all went well and Aoife enjoyed all the nice surprises along the way. Enjoy the wedding planning, let us know if you need any help :) Best Wishes, Gillian, Laekin, Hayley and the BC Crew
Written 5 May 2019
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classicchch
Christchurch, New Zealand409 contributions
Good service
Easy to book with, helpful reception and clean modern boat (Tiri Cat). Booking was from Picton to Ships Cove. They could have done with a more obvious schedule, I understood the trip to be direct and take an hour, but had some stops along the way and took an hour and a half. Beautiful day made for a pleasant trip. Toilet was clean and tidy. Would travel with them again.
Written 22 April 2019
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Hi Classicchch, Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the Tiri Cat. Im sorry our schedule was not very clear. We often have to make a few stops on the way to Ship Cove and this can make a 1 hour journey more like 1.5. Enjoy the rest of your travels
Written 30 April 2019
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