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Queen Charlotte Track

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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“punga cove” (69 reviews)
“great walk” (47 reviews)
“ship cove” (63 reviews)
Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk has everything! History - Captain Cook spent ages in this region and his 250 year anniversary is coming up soon! Beautiful scenery - deserves to be included in the "great walks" of New Zealand. Climate - sunshine every day! Variation - lovely lodges...More

Thank AIP751
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic walk. Well worth doing. Lots of variation in scenery. A reasonable baseline of fitness is required and hiking shoes or boots are recommended - especially if doing when it's been wet recently as the clay surface can be very muddy and wet underfoot. Great...More

Thank amanda975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Endless ecstacy in walking, views and nature, incredible. One can do a few hours, up to 4 or 5 days, camping or staying in accommodation. Make sure to check out the Lermontov Lodge in Port Gore.

Thank Divesnowboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did day 1 of the track and didn’t meet a single soul. First part of the track starting at Ship Cove is a bit steep, muddy and in the forest, but once you pass the Resolution bay, views become amazing. Lots of birds, crystal...More

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 14 August 2017

2 Aussie Hikers here. We did the track in August 2017 in absolutely perfect weather. Most of the track is pretty easy going but there are steep parts such as the beginning. It's unbelievably picturesque and you will come away with some fantastic photo's. The...More

Thank mrchilled2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fantastic walk along one of New Zealand's outstanding natural beauty spots. Loved every moment of outstanding views and fresh air, beautiful stops and accommodation and well worth the adventure to Picton from where we started

Thank steveoslade
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Had an amazing hike here. It is so underrated. Very quiet as it is not listed as one of the great walks. but incredible. Better than Able Tasman by far. Campsites were quiet and peaceful. The trail itself isn't too difficult, I managed to complete...More

Thank Charlotte12358
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We started at the Anakiwa end of the QCT and hiked in a bit and back with our family. This was a cool trek (literally because in shade, Davies beach they could cool down and play and catch tiny crabs and release) and at night...More

Thank 1020bluestem
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I recently spent a day biking on the Queen Charlotte Track from Punga Cove to Furneaux Lodge and back. The track is fantastic for biking, and the views around every corner hard to put into words. A true gem of NZ

Thank knowlesie13
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My wife and I took 3 nights/4 days to the QCT. The scenery was stunning. We stayed in DOC campsites two nights and Misteltoe Eco village one night. They were all great, and we would consider staying in one of the lodges in the future.

Thank drewnelson
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13 August 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello Dawn, it's great to hear you are considering walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. One of the unique aspects of the track is that you can have your luggage transferred to your accommodation each day, allowing... More
Michelle H
26 February 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, thanks for your question. A number of our member operators are able to do this for you and you can find their details on the official Queen Charlotte Track website qctrack. The Picton & Blenheim i-Sites will... More
18 February 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello thank you for your question. There is a list of our members that offer guided tours on the Official Queen Charlotte Track website qctrack so it would be good to double check with them with regards to tour end dates... More